Plumrose USA to expand, bringing new jobs to the region

February 21, 2020

Plumrose USA, a prepared foods and packaged meat company providing high-quality protein products throughout the United States, is planning to build a new bacon facility that will produce ready-to-eat, fully cooked bacon in Moberly, Mo. The facility is expected to bring nearly 200 new jobs to the region and represents more than $68 million in capital investment.

“We are excited to welcome Plumrose USA to Moberly, Missouri,” said Missouri Governor Mike Parson. “The company’s decision to expand in our state is a testament to Missouri’s world-class workforce, strong economy, and business-friendly climate. Plumrose USA is bringing good, high-paying jobs to a rural community, and we look forward to working together as they continue to grow in Missouri.”

“This project emphasizes our strategic commitment to grow our business, be a stronger partner for our customers and the communities where we operate, and to provide increased opportunities for our team members,” said Tom Lopez, President, Plumrose USA. “We are also excited for the opportunity to partner with the state of Missouri and the community of Moberly.”

Plumrose USA highlighted Moberly’s strategic location, as well as the support from the community and state as key reasons for their decision to expand in the region. 

“The City of Moberly is excited to be welcoming Plumrose USA to our community,” said Jerry Jeffrey, Mayor of Moberly, “This project represents a significant new employer for Moberly, and we are looking forward to a long-term partnership with them. On behalf of the City, I wish to thank Plumrose USA for investing in our City and thank you to all the organizations that worked together to make this happen.”

"We're thrilled Plumrose USA has committed to expand its operations to Missouri," said Matt Forck, Vice President Community, Economic Development and Energy Solutions at Ameren Missouri. "Every day we work hard to partner with customers, communities and businesses to support their goals, and growth. Ameren Missouri's Economic Development Incentive, one of the best energy incentive tools in the country, was an important solution to attract this project to Moberly. This announcement sends a positive signal to companies looking to locate or expand in the communities served by Ameren Missouri and shows our state is a great place to do business."

“Like many companies that go through the formal site selection process, Plumrose USA started with a blank slate and evaluated several cities and states throughout the country,” said Subash Alias, CEO of Missouri Partnership. “They went through a very thorough and calculated process led by Austin Consulting to choose Moberly, Missouri. We are so thrilled that they chose us and so honored to partner with our friends at the Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation, Ameren Missouri, Missouri Department of Economic Development, and the Missouri Development Finance Board.”

The decision to locate to Moberly is contingent upon required state and local approvals.

About Plumrose USA

Plumrose USA has more than 85 years of experience in providing delicious, high-quality protein products throughout the United States, which includes premium bacon, sliced deli meat, quality deli counter ham, cooked ribs and canned ham. In 2017, Plumrose USA was acquired by JBS USA, and significant investments have been made to grow the business.

About Missouri Partnership Founded in 2007, Missouri Partnership is a public-private economic development organization focused on attracting new jobs and investment to the state and promoting Missouri’s business strengths. Since its founding, Missouri Partnership has worked with partners across Missouri to attract companies that have created more than 22,000 jobs, more than $1.1 billion in new annual payroll, and more than $2.7 billion in capital investment.

Missouri Partnership works in partnership with the Hawthorn Foundation, the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the State of Missouri, and economic development agencies across Missouri. Led by an independent Board of Directors and working in collaboration with partners from across the state, Missouri Partnership markets Missouri as a strategic business location globally and provides direct support to companies interested in investing in Missouri to connect them with the best locations and solutions for their business goals. Some major recent company investments in Missouri include Amazon, American Outdoor Brands, Aurora Organic Dairy, Casey’s General Stores, CertainTeed, CVS Health, Dakota Bodies, Dollar Tree, Faurecia, Niagara Bottling, Nucor Steel, Owens Corning, Square, USDA and Vital Farms.

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