USA, Greeley, Colo JBS USA announced a $75 mill. expansion at its Hyrum, Utah, beef processing plant. The project already has received regulatory approvals.
The company expects the project to be complete and the plant to be fully operational in spring 2016. The expansion includes a new fabrication building, a new ground beef facility and a new distribution centre.
The company expects to boost production levels by 400 head of cattle per day. Additional benefits include improved plant efficiencies and a bigger product offering of high quality beef and ground beef products for the company's customers.
E.A. Miller Meat & Livestock Co. built the facility in 1936. JBS USA acquired the plant in 2007, and currently, nearly 50,000 cattle are processed there annually. JBS USA said the Hyrum plant is a significant player in the international market, exporting approximately 20% of its production to countries including Japan, Taiwan, Korea and Mexico.