There comes a time when companies grow larger than their current facilities and need to expand. It looks like that time has come for Hormel Foods Corporation. The global branded food company recently announced the opening of its newest production facility, Papillion Foods located in Papillion, Nebraska, and it will produce dry sausage products.
“We are excited to be opening up this facility to not only help meet the demand for our branded sausage products, but also provide fantastic career opportunities in our community,” said Ed Finnegan, Plant Manager. “We’ve been able to hire a great team thus far and are looking to welcome even more to our family at Papillion Foods.”
Papillion Foods is a 535,000-square-foot location that Hormel Foods significantly renovated to become a state-of-the-art food processing facility. According to the press release, the new facility includes the latest sustainability processes, such as automated guided vehicles for product transport throughout the plant, automatic rack assists for lifting objects, and LED lighting with motion sensors.
Hormel will hire nearly 350 team members during the first year of its operations, with the majority being hired locally to fill the open positions.
With such exciting opportunities opening up, Deli Market News cannot wait to report what’s to come as Hormel continues to expand.