JBS USA Commits $95M to Expand Nebraska Beef Plant

May 31, 2019

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JBS USA Commits $95M to Expand Nebraska Beef Plant
JBS is expanding its beef production plant in Grand Island, NE. Image courtesy of Pixabay

Food company JBS USA is investing $95 million to expand the size and capabilities of its Grand Island, NE beef production plant, the firm announced in a release Wednesday. The funds will be used to add new animal handling facilities, a temperature controlled harvest floor, and a reconfiguration of the facility that will improve food safety and product quality.

“Today’s announced expansion and facility enhancements will better position the company to sustainably meet evolving customer and consumer expectations for high-quality, great tasting U.S. beef products,” JBS USA Fed Beef President Tim Schellpeper said in a statement. “Around the world, from North and South America to Asia and Africa, customers crave the superior taste and quality of American beef. Partnering with leading Nebraska and other area beef producers, we are proud to invest in a vibrant future for U.S. beef.”

JBS is currently adding 170,000 sq ft of additional space to the plant’s footprint. The extra room will enable the firm to take advantage of a forecasted uptick in international demand for American beef in the coming years. 

“Our team sends the best U.S. beef products the country has to offer to customers both domestically and globally. Today’s announcement strengthens our long-standing commitment to local farmers and ranchers, our team members, key customers, and the community of Grand Island, whose support has been critical to our ongoing success,” said the plant manager of the Grand Island facility, Zack Ireland, in the release. 

The facility currently produces about 1 billion lb/yr of beef and beef products. 

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