May 15, 2017

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Kraft Heinz Finishes $250M Plant Expansion Project
A Kraft Heinz plant in Kirksville, MO. Image courtesy of Google Maps

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held in Kirksville, MO on May 9 by the Kraft Heinz Company to celebrate the opening of its expanded processing plant in Kirksville, MO, the Missouri Department of Economic Development announced by press release.

The $250 million project included an expansion of the plant’s size from 180,000 sq ft to more than 450,000 sq ft, the installation of processing equipment, and more product lines added for Oscar Mayer meats. Kraft Heinz said that it will also add 200 jobs and seven new production lines for Oscar Mayer meats as part of the investment.

Initially announced in June 2016, the new lines will produce bologna, cotto salami, and round white turkey at the Kirksville plant as a result of the project, in addition to existing lines for square-cut ham manufacturing.

“This has been more than a year-long process of expansion, but well worth it. The capital investment, jobs, and additional taxes have added and will continue to give a boom to our community,” said Kirksville Regional Eeconomic Inc. Executive Director Carolyn Chrisman in a statement.

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