September 15, 2022
Protein products supplier American Foods Group (AFG) held a groundbreaking event on September 12 at the site of its planned beef processing plant near Wright City, MO, Gov. Mike Parson announced. The $800 million facility will process 2,400 cattle each day.
“As a third-generation farmer and cattleman myself, I am proud to welcome AFG to Missouri. This is a major development that will benefit Missouri’s agricultural producers and consumers for years to come,” Gov. Parson said in a release. “With $94 billion contributed to our economy annually, we appreciate that agriculture is our number one industry.”
AFG considered a number of locations before deciding to locate the new plant in the Show Me state. The facility will occupy 775,000 sq ft.
“Today marks the start of our future in Warren County, MO, the addition of industry-needed hook space, and fulfilling the needs of our customers, partners, and consumers for beef demand,” said Steve Van Lannen, president and COO of AFG, in a statement.
The facility is slated to be operational by 2024.
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