USA, Nashville, Tennessee. In an ongoing effort to serve its protein customers, Cargill’s North America protein business is investing $146 mill. to expand the company’s Nashville, Tenn., facility. The investment will grow the company’s meat crumble offerings for food ingredient, foodservice and retail customers. It will include construction of a state-of-the-art dried sausage production facility and will create more than 100 jobs, which doubles the facility’s current employment.
The Nashville investment is part of Cargill’s ongoing commitment to growth in its protein business. Over the past two years, the company has invested nearly $850 mill. in U.S. protein expansion, creating hundreds of jobs across Columbus, Neb.; Lake Odessa, Mich.; Mason City, Iowa; Wichita, Kan. and Nashville.
Cargill Protein’s Nashville facility complements the company’s cooked meats facilities in Nebraska, Virginia, Texas and Minnesota. Sausage production is scheduled to begin at Nashville during the first half of 2019.