US pork firm Wholestone Farms has announced plans to build a new hog slaughtering and processing facility in Sioux Falls, SD at a cost of around $500 million.
The project includes setting up a $45 million wastewater treatment system, including covered lagoons, designed to capture biogas and reduce overall carbon emissions, while managing air quality and minimizing odour.
Founded in 2016, Wholestone Farms is owned by 200 farmers based in the upper Midwest of the US who raises a total of 12 million pigs annually.
Commenting on the investment, Luke Minion, chairman of the board at Wholestone Farms, said: “Wholestone Farms and its farmer-owners have a strong culture of corporate citizenship and with many of our members currently living and doing business in the area, we look forward to being a preferred employer and impactful participant in the Sioux Falls community”.
The project is on track to be completed in 2025 and will initially employ over 1,100 staff.
Source: Wholestone Farms (via PR NewsWire) / Just Food / Profood World / Food Business News