Clemens Food Group to Open $250M Pork Processing Plant

July 31, 2017

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Clemens Food Group to Open $250M Pork Processing Plant
A digital rendering of the Clemens Food Group plant in Coldwater, MI. Image courtesy of Clemens Food Group

Representatives from the Clemens Food Group and local and state officials gathered Saturday in Coldwater, MI to mark the commissioning of a new $250 million fresh pork processing plant, various local news organizations reported.

Once fully open, the 550,000-sq-ft facility will have a processing capacity of 11,000 hogs/day, or 3.8 million hogs/yr, and employ some 830 workers.

“This is a world class facility that will go on to provide great products to consumers across the country,” said Doug Clemens, the firm’s chief executive officer, at the event on Saturday.

The Sturgis Journal reported that the new Clemens plant is the first major pork processing plant to be operational in the state since 1998, when the Thorn Apple Valley slaughterhouse in Detroit was shuttered.

Hatfield, PA-based Clemens Food Group originally announced plans to construct the plant in 2014.

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