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on October 24, 2013

Keystone Foods to build Indonesia poultry and beef processing facility

Plant expected to open in 2014

Keystone Foods plans to build its first processing facility in Indonesia in 2014, handling poultry and beef products. Geographic expansion, prioritizing Indonesia and the Middle East, is a key part of Keystone's growth plans, according to the company. The new facility will have an operating capacity of 10,000 metric tons per year, require an initial investment of $6 million and will be principally poultry-focused but will also process beef products.

The company is also considering whether to build its first pattie and processed foods facility in the Middle East. The Middle East region is currently serviced from Keystone's operations in Malaysia and Thailand.

Keystone's executive vice president for the Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA) region, Richard Wong, said the company currently has production facilities in Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Hong Kong and South Korea that serve other APMEA countries.

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