Pork Processor Invests $228M to Open New Plant

Clemens Food Group will build a new facility in Hatfield, PA to boost its capacity for smoked meats and cooked sausage.

Powder Bulk Solids Staff

February 8, 2021

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Pork processing firm Clemens Food Group is committing $228 million to erect a new production facility in Hatfield, PA to boost its capacity for cooked sausage and smoked meats, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced in a recent release.

“Clemens Food Group is a family-owned business that has been a staple in its community for over a century – founded in Hatfield, built on hard work, and committed to offering quality foods from responsible farming practices,” Gov. Wolf said in a statement. “My administration is thrilled to support a longstanding Pennsylvania business like Clemens in its continued growth, bringing nearly 90 new food manufacturing industry career opportunities to the community.”

The company received a funding proposal from the state’s Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a $215,400 workforce development grant, which will be used to train workers. Clemens Food Group also received a $2.5 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant.

“We are proud to be able to expand our operations in our home state of Pennsylvania,” said Brad Clemens, president of the food company, in the release.

Clemens Food Group currently operates pork processing facilities in Hatfield and Emmaus in Pennsylvania and Coldwater, MI, according to the firm’s website. The vertically integrated company has a network of over 25 farms across Indiana, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.

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