Leading beef, pork and prepared foods firm JBS has announced a $20 million investment to expand its Plumrose facility in Ottumwa (IA) to meet growing demand for bacon among retail and foodservice customers.
The expansion is said to also include bacon processing and equipment upgrades, including new state-of-the-art slicing equipment.
Commenting on the investment, Plumrose USA president Tom Lopez said: “Today’s announcement demonstrates our continued commitment to the Ottumwa community and reinforces our strategy to grow our business through key customer partnerships. This significant investment will create more opportunities for local producers, strengthen our leading portfolio of high-quality, value-added pork products and support the growth aspirations of key customers”.
The expansion of the Ottumwa plant is expected to be completed by September and lead to the creation of 25 new jobs.
Source: JBS (via Globe NewsWire)