Brazilian-owned food processing firm JBS USA is investing $95 million to expand its beef production facility in Grand Island, NE, adding a range of new capabilities and positioning the firm to meet future consumer and customer demands, according to a recent company press release.
The 107,000-sq-ft addition will include new animal handling facilities, a temperature controlled harvest floor, and a facility reconfiguration that aims to improve food safety and product quality.
“The expansion project will allow the company to strategically capitalize on increased international demand forecasts for high-quality U.S. beef and value-added beef products,” JBS said in the release.
Work on the expansion has already commenced at the Grand Island site. JBS expects the addition to be completed in early 2021. The facility will continue operating as normal during the project.
Over 670 local producers provide beef to the JBS Grand Island plant. Products made at the facility are distributed to more than 30 countries.