Maple Leaf Foods has revealed plans to build a plant-based protein food processing factory in Shelbyville, Indiana with a $310 million investment.
At approximately 230,000 sq ft, the new plant will be the largest facility and investment of its kind in North America, the company said in a press release.
Maple Leaf Foods added that the facility would produce plant-based tempeh, franks, sausages and raw foods, including the recently launched Lightlife burger.
“With Lightlife and Field Roast, we own the leading brands in the North American refrigerated plant-based protein market”, said Michael H McCain, Maple Leaf Foods president and CEO. “This investment will secure our ongoing leadership in this rapidly expanding market. By establishing a large-scale North American network, we will continue to meet rapidly growing demand for delicious protein alternatives and create a centre of excellence for innovation. It will escalate the financial contribution of this business and advance Maple Leaf’s vision to be the most sustainable protein company on earth”.
Source: Maple Leaf Foods