National Beef Packing Co. LLC (National Beef) announced this week that it is starting a project to expand capacity to produce consumer-ready products at its Moultrie, Ga., plant. The expansion is scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2018.
"We are experiencing an increased demand for fresh, consumer-ready protein products. The expansion will allow us to deliver on this growing opportunity," said Dave Davidson, National Beef vice president of case-ready operations.
The more than $30 million project includes a facility expansion as well as new processing and packaging equipment. The company also plans to hire approximately 100 additional employees to work at the facility.
"National Beef is committed to investing in projects that help us serve our customer requirements for high-quality products," Davidson said.
National Beef's Moultrie consumer-ready operation currently employs approximately 300 people and produces consumer-ready beef, pork and ground beef products.