Expansion of the Michael Foods egg plant near Britt, Iowa is expected to increase production at the plant and bring another 25 jobs to the Britt area. The Michael Foods expansion project is valued at $11 million.

Michael Foods purchased the egg plant, along with another plant in Altura, Minn., on June 2013 from Primera Foods in $35.7 million deal. Michael Foods in August 2013 announced that it would close the Altura plant and consolidate its operations into the Britt plant.

"This investment will expand our production capabilities and capacity at the Britt location, provide enhanced service for our customers, and position the plant for future growth," stated Emilio Escobar, plant manager. "Michael Foods is committed to the Britt community and appreciates the support of local officials, who were instrumental in helping get the project under way."

Ed Berg, director of Hancock County Economic Development, told the Globe Gazette that Michael Foods has been a good addition to the community and finds its expansion project "heartening."