Jennie-O Turkey Store of Willmar, Minn., announced the hiring of Tim Redepenning and Eric Tessmer and the promotion of Jason Schafer.  

Redepenning has accepted the position of manufacturing engineer. Redepenning has spent the past three summers interning for Jennie-O Turkey Store, and he is a 2013 graduate of St. Cloud State University with a degree in manufacturing engineering and mechanical engineering.

Tessmer has been hired as a production supervisor trainee. He is a St. Cloud State graduate with a bachelor's degree in business management.

Schafer has been promoted to maintenance supervisor. He has worked at the Willmar Avenue Plant for the past 19 years in sanitation, production and electrical maintenance.