Michael Foods to build $85 million egg facility
New plant will be located in Norwalk, Iowa
Michael Foods will build a 150,000 square-foot egg processing and distribution facility in Norwalk, Iowa.
Construction on the $85 million project is targeted to begin in summer 2018. The plant, which will process eggs and pre-cooked egg products, will be completed in 2019.
The new egg facility is expected to initially create between 100 and150 new jobs, with those jobs ranging from entry-level positions to skilled positions in management, operations, finance and production.
“We looked at numerous locations in the Midwest, and Norwalk had many advantages. We look forward to Michael Foods becoming a preferred employer in the area and being part of the community,” said Steve Schonhoff, senior vice president of integrated supply chain for Post Holdings, parent company of Michael Foods.
“We are delighted that the internal growth at Michael Foods supports this expansion,” said Rob Vitale, president and chief executive officer of Post Holdings, Inc. “We believe it will further enhance our position as the nation’s leader in valued added egg products.”
Michael Foods is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and is the largest supplier of processed eggs in the world. The company, according to the WATTAgNet Top Poultry Companies Database, had a flock of 12.18 million hens in 2017.