Cargill and its stakeholders have dedicated a US$27 million expansion of the company’s Lake Odessa egg processing facility for additional, specialized, egg processing capabilities for a customer in support of its branded product business growth needs.
The plant expansion adds approximately 28,000 sq. ft. of egg processing capabilities and includes specialized equipment for the task.
It has also resulted in the creation of 50 new jobs.
Prior to the expansion, the Cargill egg processing plant at Lake Odessa employed 187 people. The expansion is increasing the total number of jobs at the plant to 236.
Contractors completed more than 65,000 accident-free work hours during the 15-month construction schedule.
In 2014, a $10.6 million expansion was completed at the Lake Odessa facility, adding 22,500 sq. ft. of cooler and freezer storage space.
The plant was opened in 1989 and acquired by Cargill in 1994.