Hormel Foods Corporation has announced plans for a major expansion of its Burke facility in Nevada, Iowa.
$150 million will be invested into the facility, Hormel said. This is in order to expand its provision of pizza toppings and other fully cooked meat products to the foodservice and prepared foods industries.
The expansion process will not disrupt the company’s current output of cooked meats to food manufacturers, pizza operators, and food distributors.
Jim Snee, president and chief executive officer at Hormel Foods, said: “This expansion of our Burke facility is a significant and strategic investment, allowing us to continue to expand and accelerate growth in our foodservice portfolio.
“Burke has been a leader in the pizza topping industry, and this expansion will provide them with the additional capacity to meet the growing demand for its products.”
The expansion, which will add 210,000 square feet to the Burke facility’s current 225,000 square feet of production, warehouses and offices, will add approximately 210 new jobs, Hormel said. This will impact positively on local and national distribution.
Chad Randick, president of Burke Marketing Corporation, commented: “This investment is a testament to the Burke team and the pride every one of our team members puts into the creation of our customer’s products.
“The expansion will be a positive force for the Nevada community, bringing added jobs and boosting the local economy. We are proud to expand in Nevada and Story County where Burke has called home since 1974.”
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