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Tyson Foods Expanding Iconic Wright Brand Bacon Plant
Tyson Foods is investing $26 million to expand production at the iconic WRIGHT® BRAND BACON facility in Vernon, Texas. Scheduled for completion by March of 2021, the expansion is expected to create 32 new jobs, bringing the total employment at the plant to more than 800.
“This project is great news for our plant, our community and our customers,” said Dane Bonfy, manager of the Wright Brand plant. “We love the Vernon community and look forward to growing our team with the additional positions and meeting the growing demand for our products.”
Hiring for these and other positions starts...
Hormel Foods Opens its Newest Production Facility
Hormel Foods Corporation, a global branded food company, announced the opening of its newest production facility, Papillion Foods, located in Papillion, Nebraska, which will make dry sausage products for the company.
"We are excited to be opening up this facility to not only help meet the demand for our branded sausage products, but also provide fantastic career opportunities in our community," said Ed Finnegan, Papillion Foods plant manager. "We've been able to...
Cal-Maine Foods Announces $40.1 Million Capital Project to Expand Cage-Free Production in Kentucky
Cal-Maine Foods announced that its Board of Directors has approved a $40.1 million capital project to expand the Company’s cage-free egg production at its Guthrie, Kentucky, production facility. The project will include related site work and the additional infrastructure to convert existing conventional capacity to house approximately 1.5 million cage-free hens and 300,000 pullets.
Construction will commence immediately with initial conversions expected in early 2021, first pullet placements by summer 2021 and the first layer house finished by fall 2021. Project completion is expected by...
Mosa Meat Backed by Leading Global Impact Investors, Bringing Oversubscribed Round to $75M
Mosa Meat, the European food technology company that introduced a cultivated beef hamburger in 2013, announced the second closing of its Series B funding. This second closing of $20M brings the total raised so far in the round to $75M.
The funding brings together leading global investors who are dedicated to sustainability, and to supporting Mosa Meat in its mission. These include Blue Horizon Ventures, Target Global, ArcTern Ventures and Rubio Impact Ventures.
Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan, the global integrated business enterprise that develops...
JBS USA Announces Temporary Closure of Greeley Beef Facility
JBS USA announced the temporary closure of the Greeley beef production facility until April 24, 2020, and multiple additional efforts to support the fight against coronavirus in Weld County, Colo. As the largest employer in the county with more than 6,000 team members, the company is focusing its efforts to help combat the spread of coronavirus.
The Greeley beef facility will wind down operations over the next two days with a diminished staff to ensure existing product in the facility can be used to support food supply needs. In partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment, the company will advise its Greeley beef team members to shelter in place in accordance with...
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