Burke Corporation, a subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corporation and an industry leader in foodservice fully cooked meat toppings and ingredients, recently announced the opening of its new 210,000 square-foot expansion at its facility in Nevada, Iowa.
“This is an exciting time for us, and we are thrilled to be adding this state-of-the-art expansion to our 420 inspired team members and the new jobs to the community,” said Chad Randick, president of Burke Corp. “The new addition has industry-leading sustainability features and helps us continue our efforts to operate a world-class food quality and safety facility.”
The company’s commitment to food safety, food quality and production efficiencies is apparent throughout the new sustainability features incorporated into the facility. The additions include a heat recovery system, high-pressure belt system and ammonia compressors and provide efficient processes to reuse heat and water usage throughout the facility.
“Not only will our new addition help us deliver first-class sustainability processes and results, but also continue to meet our growing customer demands and requests. Additionally, for our incredible team members, we offer even more ergonomic features which allows them to focus on providing our customers with the products they want while working safely and comfortably,” said Mike Dougherty, vice president of sales and marketing at Burke Corp.
Randick added, “As a proud member of the Nevada community for 40 years, we are honored to bring the opportunity for our friends and neighbors to join us at Burke Corp. for a great career.”
The new expansion will produce the company’s leading, branded products for the foodservice industry and increase efficiency to allow Burke to add capacity to meet customer limited time orders and new product introductions.