November 16, 2017

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Cargill Protein Plans $146M Plant Expansion in Tennessee
A view of the Cargill Protein plant in Nashville. Image courtesy of Google Maps

The North American protein business of American firm Cargill plans to invest $146 million to expand its production plant in Nashville, TN, boosting the agribusiness’ capacity of meat crumble products and dried sausage products, a company press release announced Thursday.

“Our customers are asking for new value-added cooked meat capabilities and we are thrilled to respond by investing in this expansion at our facility,” Monte Metz, general manager of the Nashville plant, said in a statement. “Nashville is strategically located to serve our customers in a way that helps them improve their supply chain.”

Cargill has invested heavily in its protein business over the past several years, with $850 million dedicated to expansion projects in the U.S. over the past two years, the company’s release noted.

The project in Nashville includes the construction of a new dried sausage production facility. About 100 new jobs will be created by the expansion, Cargill said, doubling the site’s present headcount.

Cargill said the expanded facility will complement its cooked meats operations in Nebraska, Virginia, Texas, and Minnesota.

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