Plant Openings & Expansions
A subsidiary of Hormel Foods, Rochelle Foods is using a $1.2 million grant from the state of Illinois to expand its plant in Rochelle, IL. The 18,700-sq.-ft. expansion, slated to open in early 2005, will produce pre-cooked and raw bacon and will add an additional 90 to 100 jobs to the current 780 positions.
An $18-million expansion project is underway at Peco Foods' Sebastopol, MS-based poultry processing plant. Roughly 65,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space will be added to improve and expand the plant's evisceration and de-boning operations. Completion is expected by February 2005.
Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. is planning a multi-million dollar project involving mechanical changes that will boost production capacity to more than 15,000 hogs per day and increase processing volume at its Storm Lake, IA pork plant.
A $17-million loan will be used to finance the construction of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' new Waterbury, VT-based distribution facility. It will also cover the purchase and installation of related machinery.