GREELEY, Colo., June 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JBS USA, a leading processor of fresh and value-added quality beef products in the U.S., today announced the completion of a nearly $100 million expansion project at its Hyrum, Utah, beef processing complex. The project includes a new state-of-the-art fabrication building, a new cutting-edge ground beef facility and a new distribution center. The expansion allows for increased production levels, improved plant efficiencies and expanded offerings of high-quality beef and ground beef products for customers.
The new facilities, housed in a 191,000-square-foot addition, began full operations the week of May 23.
“We are excited about the opportunity to add value to Hyrum through this strategic investment,” said Jay Rawlings, JBS Hyrum Plant Manager. “Hyrum is one of our signature facilities and has served as a proud member of the local community for nearly 80 years. With today’s announcement, we build on our legacy of providing the best beef and ground beef products to our customers and solidify our long-standing presence in Hyrum for many years to come.”
Originally built in 1936 by E.A. Miller Meat & Livestock Co., the Hyrum beef facility joined the JBS USA family in 2007 and processes nearly one-half million cattle per year. JBS Hyrum is a significant player in the international market, exporting approximately 20 percent of its production to countries including Japan, Taiwan and Mexico.
“The completion of these new facilities expands our ability to meet the growing demand for ground beef,” said John Flynn, Sales and Marketing for JBS USA Beef. “It also allows us to strengthen our relationship with the region’s beef and dairy producers, whose high quality cattle have been a large measure of Hyrum’s historical success and customer satisfaction.”
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