Cavel closing could impact taxes in DeKalb, county
DeKALB - Following the indefinite shutdown of the Cavel plant last week, after a federal appeals court ruled that the U.S. Department of Agriculture could no longer provide horse meat inspectors for a fee at the plant, the Daily Chronicle examined the impact the closing would have on the city and county of DeKalb.
The Cavel Plant employs 55 workers, including skilled meat cutters.
“Most of the employees are people who live in town, so that is an obvious effect,” said Paul Rasmussen, director of community development for DeKalb.
According to Rasmussen, the area on which Cavel is built has been involved in meat processing since it was owned by the farm bureau before the Belgium-based company established the horse slaughtering facility at