Triumph Foods said Saturday it was restoring operations after the city of St. Joseph, Mo., lifted the mandatory evacuation order for the area that was put in place due to an unexpected rise in the water level of the Missouri River.
The company said it planned to re-commence normal B-shift schedules on March 23rd and asked all departments to report to work as normally scheduled. Additionally, the company said any shift volunteers willing to assist in harvest and fabrication floor activities could report to work beginning at 2:45 p.m.
“During the evacuation, Triumph Foods made the safety and well-being of its employees the top priority and will continue to do so as those employees return to work,” the company said.
Stephen McFarland, general plant manager in St. Joseph, added, “We want to thank our dedicated staff members who voluntarily participated in the evacuation shutdown protocols and re-commencement efforts. We are a resilient enterprise with hard-working, committed employees. As we return to a normal schedule of operations, we remain committed to fulfill our customers’ needs, ensure sustainable work for our employees and support our local community.”