April 25, 2017

Cargill Opens Cooked Meats Facility

Columbus NE PlantAs part of Cargill Protein’s ongoing commitment to meet customer needs, the newly converted cooked meats facility in Columbus, Nebraska opened last week. The plant will roll out new capabilities so that Cargill can continue to accommodate customer needs.

The $111 million project converted a fresh ground beef plant to a cooked meats operation. The plant will be used to produce cooked ground beef, sausage, hot dogs and other products driven by growing consumer demand.

“The best equipment and technologies to produce cooked ground beef, sausage, hot dogs and other products have been incorporated into our Columbus facility, underscoring our commitment to invest in, and grow, our protein business by better meeting our customers’ needs and expectations,” said Brian Sikes, Cargill Protein Corporate Vice President.

As a result of the conversion project, the size of Cargill’s Columbus cooked meats facility was expanded to 160,000 square feet and employment has nearly doubled to 460 employees.

 

To learn more, visit this month’s issue of Meat & Poultry or contact your local Cargill representative.