Plant Openings

34th Annual Plant Construction Survey

June 1, 2011
Projects surge slightly as processors find value to be gained in upgrading existing facilities.
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Plant Openings & Expansions: June 2011

June 1, 2011
After having announced construction of a new 50,000-sq.-ft. distribution center in South Bend, IN, , will expand its operations in the same location. An investment of $8 million will be
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Plant Openings: May 2011

May 1, 2011
First announced in  October 2010, Leprino Foods’ new cheese factory in Greely, CO is under construction. The $270 million facility is being built on the former Western Sugar site and
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Plant Openings & Expansions

April 1, 2011
Mountaire Farms is spending $34.5 million for an expansion of its poultry complex in Millsboro, DE. The resource recovery center will collect unused protein from current operations to manufacture commercial
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Plant Openings: February 2011

February 1, 2011
Cargill invested $8 million at its Fresno beef production facility for several projects including updates to its food safety efforts and renovation and expansion of some packaging lines. The larger
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Plant Openings & Expansions: January 2011

January 1, 2011
Bushman Family Farms opened a 42,000-sq.-ft. poultry processing plant in Charles City, IA. Once owned by All-States Quality Foods, the plant has been expanded to include an enclosed drive-through truck
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Plant Openings & Expansions

November 1, 2010
General Mills is spending $100 million to expand its Murfreesboro, TN production facility. The plant, which makes products for General Mills’ Yoplait brand, is expected to create 80 new jobs.Gem
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Plant Openings

June 1, 2010
Bruce Foods will expand its New Iberia, LA plant, creating 43 new jobs by 2014. The expansion will allow the plant to produce new products from root vegetables, such as
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Plant Openings

May 1, 2010
Foremost Farms is spending $47.2 million to expand its mozzarella cheese production plant in Appleton, WI.  The project, which will increase the plant from 140,000 to 153,000 sq.-ft., is expected
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Plant Openings

April 1, 2010
Expected to be complete this summer, H.T. Hackney Co.’s new 158,000-sq-ft. distribution center in Milton, FL, will supply a variety of products from dairy to snack items. Blount Fine Foods
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