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Holmes Smokehouse hiring for Lufkin flagship facility

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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Hundreds of job seekers stood outside the new Holmes Smokehouse facility hoping for a job at the new Lufkin business.

 "We think it's going to be a win-win opportunity for Holmes Smokehouse but for Lufkin and the community," said Rodney Roth, President, Holmes Smokehouse.

Saturday was day one of a two day job fair at Holmes Smokehouse.

President Rodney Roth says the company is still putting finishing touches on the building but they are hoping to fill 25 to 50 positions to start with.

Once things are up and running they will create 100 jobs in the first year, 150 in the second and up to 200 in the third year.

 "These jobs will be created here what better way to start something than with a good old fashion barbeque," said Roth.

Numbers that city officials believe will continue to grow Lufkin's economy.

"The jobs will come to Lufkin and he'll create the environment for employment," said Bob Brown, Lufkin Mayor.

They will take the Lufkin brand where ever they go, they will be a great ambassador for Lufkin."

The company a hiring various positions from production to manager and Lufkin seekers are happy to have more opportunities for work.

 "It's great because it's an opportunity to give people jobs that don't got none," said Jonathan Bagley, Job seeker

Roth says the company has another facility in Burton Texas but his says the Lufkin location will be company's flagship office.

"It's in the middle of where our customer base is and we think it's a wonderful opportunity," said Roth.

And as the grilling season draws closer Roth says they hope to have everything up and running in 60 to 90 days.

THE HOLMES SMOKEHOUSE JOB FAIR CONTINUES TOMORROW FROM 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 800 Ellen Trout Drive.

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