JBS USA is investing $95 million in expanding its Grand Island, Nebraska beef production facility. The project includes new and improved animal handling facilities, a state-of-the-art temperature-controlled harvest floor and facility reconfiguration designed to improve team member experience, food safety and product quality. The expansion is expected to be completed in early 2021.
"Today’s announced expansion is an important strategic investment to secure Grand Island as an unquestioned leader in food quality, animal care and beef innovation for years to come,” says Tim Schellpeper, JBS USA Fed Beef President. “Around the world, from North and South America to Asia and Africa, consumers crave the superior taste and quality of American beef. Partnering with leading Nebraska and other area beef producers, we are proud to invest in a vibrant future for U.S. beef.”
The 107,000 square-foot expansion and facility enhancements will better position the company to sustainably meet consumer expectations for high-quality U.S. beef products.
“JBS Grand Island has been a standard-bearer for American beef for over half a century,” says Zack Ireland, Grand Island Plant Manager. “Our team sends the best U.S. beef products the country has to offer to customers both domestically and globally. Today’s announcement strengthens our long-standing commitment to local farmers and ranchers, our team members, key customers and the community of Grand Island, whose support has been critical to our ongoing success.”