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JBS is expanding its Iowa pork unit

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JBS USA is investing $20 million in the expansion of its Plumrose USA prepared foods business in Ottumwa, Iowa, to meet growing foodservice and retail customer demand for high quality bacon products.

Posted on Feb 12 ,07:53

JBS is expanding its Iowa pork unit

JBS is set to add to its unit additional bacon processing and slicing capacities, bacon equipment upgrades and new state-of-the-art slicing equipments.

Through this investment the company is adding 25 new jobs at the Ottumwa fresh pork and bacon facility.

“Today’s announcement demonstrates our continued commitment to the Ottumwa community and reinforces our strategy to grow our business through key customer partnerships,” said Tom Lopez, president of Plumrose USA. “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 facility upgrades to improve operational efficiencies and enhance product quality will be completed by September 2019. The Ottumwa facility, built in 1976, produces more than 1 billion pounds of fresh pork and bacon products per year, partners with more 1,000 local family farmers and employs more than 2,000 team members.

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