Post Holdings Inc., a consumer packaged goods holding company, announced plans for its Michael Foods business to build a 150,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and distribution facility in Norwalk, Iowa. Construction on the $85 million project is targeted to begin in the summer of 2018.
“We looked at numerous locations in the Midwest, and Norwalk had many advantages. We look forward to Michael Foods becoming a preferred employer in the area and being part of the community,” said Steve Schonhoff, senior vice president of integrated supply chain.
The plant, which will process eggs and precooked egg products, will be completed in 2019. The facility is expected to initially create 100-150 new jobs, ranging from entry level to skilled, in management, operations, finance and production.
“We are delighted that the internal growth at Michael Foods supports this expansion,” said Rob Vitale, president and chief executive officer of Post Holdings. “We believe it will further enhance our position as the nation’s leader in value-added egg products.”
Michael Foods, based in Minnetonka, Minn., is the largest processor of value-added eggs in the U.S. Its foodservice brands include Papetti’s and Simply Potatoes.