JBS-owned Swift Prepared Foods, formerly Plumrose USA, has opened its new $68 million ready-to-eat bacon production plant in Missouri, US.
Located in Moberly, the facility will produce pre-cooked bacon and marks the company’s sixth facility in the US. The investment is said to create nearly 200 jobs in the area.
“This is a great day for Swift Prepared Foods, and we are proud to call Missouri home as we continue to grow our company and create opportunity for our team members,” said Tom Lopez, president and chief operating officer of Swift Prepared Foods.
“This milestone marks our entrance into the region, and we look forward to making Moberly as even better place to live and work.”
Swift Prepared Foods recently selected Columbia as the location to build its $200 million Italian meats and charcuterie production plant, which was first announced back in August.
Governor of Missouri, Mike Parson, said: “With the opening of its facility here in Moberly and the recent announcement of its new facility in Columbia, Swift Prepared Foods has shown a commitment to the people of this state.”
Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation president, Michael Bugalski, added: “We extend our sincere thanks to Swift Prepared Foods for choosing our community for this substantial investment. We look forward to a long relationship with Swift Prepared Foods and are thankful for the opportunity to bring new jobs and investment to the area.”
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