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· Hormel Foods to employ about 200 people at manufacturing facility
· Hormel to expand manufacturing footprint with new plant
Hormel Foods to employ about 200 people at manufacturing facility
By Reece Ristau, BH News Service
via The Daily Nonpareil (IA) - Feb 13, 2020
OMAHA — Hormel Foods is expanding its manufacturing operations into the Omaha metro area, a move expected to create a couple hundred jobs.
Papillion Foods LLC, an offshoot of Hormel, recently purchased a former Shopko distribution center in Sarpy County that closed last year shortly after Shopko declared bankruptcy.
The company initially expects to employ about 200 people, the “majority” of whom will be recruited locally, a Hormel spokesperson said in response to questions by The World-Herald.
“We are excited to expand our manufacturing footprint with this project in the greater Omaha/Council Bluffs area and are targeting a November 2020 opening for this first phase,” the company said in a statement.
The distribution center, at 10808 S. 132nd St., will undergo construction valued at $60 million, documents filed with the City of Papillion show. The company said it plans to convert the center into “a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant for our ... world-class food brands,” the statement said.
Hormel said it paid about $25 million for the building and the land beneath it...
Hormel to expand manufacturing footprint with new plant
By Ryan McCarthy, Food Business News
AUSTIN, MINN. — Hormel Foods Corp. said it will increase its manufacturing operation in Omaha, Neb., after purchasing a former distribution center.
Papillion Foods L.L.C., a legal entity of Hormel, will run the operation and expects to employ 200 people with most coming from around Omaha.
“We are excited to expand our manufacturing footprint with this project in the greater Omaha/Council Bluffs area and are targeting a November 2020 opening for this first phase,” the company said.
A Hormel spokesperson also confirmed that it plans to spend $60 million in renovations on the former Shopko distribution center. The company said it paid $25 million for the current building and land.
The new Hormel facility will manufacture...