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JBS USA announces expansion of Ottumwa Pork Facility

12 February 2019 | News

The expansion includes additional bacon processing and slicing capacities, bacon equipment upgrades and new slicing equipment

JBS USA has announced a nearly $20 million expansion of its Plumrose USA prepared foods business in Ottumwa, Iowa, to meet growing foodservice and retail customer demand for high quality bacon products.

The expansion includes additional bacon processing and slicing capacities, bacon equipment upgrades and new slicing equipment.

Tom Lopez, president of Plumrose USA said, “Today’s announcement demonstrates our continued commitment to the Ottumwa community and reinforces our strategy to grow our business through key customer partnerships. This significant investment will create more opportunities for local producers, strengthen our leading portfolio of high quality, value-added pork products, and support the growth aspirations of key customers.”

The facility upgrades to improve operational efficiencies and enhance product quality will be completed by September 2019.

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