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Seaboard Triumph Foods will add second shift at plant under construction

Addition of second shift will allow plant to process 6 million hogs annually when completed.

Seaboard Triumph Foods plans to add a second shift at its processing plant under construction in Sioux City, Iowa.

The addition of a second shift will allow for processing of up to 6 million hogs annually. The plant will employ about 2,000 people, including about 200 salaried positions and 1,800 hourly production positions. The plant is in the final stages of construction in the Bridgeport West Industrial Park in Sioux City, located north of the Sioux Gateway Airport along the Missouri River. 

While the initial start-up is anticipated in August 2017, construction for the expansion is expected to begin this spring with completion in the summer of 2018.

A full line of fresh pork products for international, retail, food service, and further processing markets will be produced. Seaboard Foods will market and sell the pork produced by the plant. Currently, Seaboard Foods markets and sells fresh pork processed by Triumph Foods’ St. Joseph, Mo., and Seaboard Foods, Guymon, Okla., plants to domestic markets under the PrairieFresh Premium Pork brand and international markets under the Seaboard Farms and St. Joe Pork brands.

“The timing of the expansion for a second shift is a result of growing demand for the Seaboard Foods line of quality pork products as well as ongoing growth in the industry. The support demonstrated thus far by our customers, community, city and state agencies simply gives us great confidence to grow right here in northwest Iowa,” says Mark Porter, Seaboard Triumph Foods Chief Operating Officer.

In May 2015, Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods announced the formation of Seaboard Triumph Foods (STF), a joint venture with equal ownership, to construct a new pork processing facility in Sioux City, Iowa. Site work began in September 2015, and construction is expected to be completed by July 2017.

Triumph Foods is owned exclusively by pork producers and Seaboard Foods is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Seaboard Corporation. Triumph Foods and Seaboard Foods are integrated food companies, with farm operations and pork processing, controlling the entire process every step of the way from before the farm to the plate. Together, Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods have aligned their farm operations and pork processing, including genetics, pig nutrition, animal care, food safety and product quality. If the two companies were considered as a single combined entity, they would comprise the second largest hog producer, a top 5 U.S. pork processor, and a leading exporter of U.S. pork. 

In addition to the new plant, Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods own Daily’s Premium Meats that has bacon processing plants in Salt Lake City, Utah; Missoula, Montana; and St. Joseph, Missouri.

Source: Seaboard Triumph Foods

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