Michael Foods was a recipient of this year’s Economic Impact Award presented by the Greater Des Moines Partnership. The award honors Des Moines businesses that demonstrate a meaningful impact on the local economy.

Michael Foods is opening a new facility in Norwalk, Iowa, near Des Moines. To celebrate the opening of the new facility, the company is hosting a grand opening on October 3. The new facility is anticipated to add 168 high-quality jobs within the first two years, highlighting their commitment to building up the future of Des Moines. The new, 150,000-square-foot facility will focus on precooked eggs and egg products. The new plant is the company’s first facility in the Des Moines area. It is additionally the first Certified Industrial Site in Iowa.

“We are honored to be receiving such a high-caliber award for Michael Foods,” commented Mark Westphal, president, Michael Foods. “It exemplifies the quality of our products and the amazing work we strive to provide to our customers.”

Michael Foods, headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, is a well-known leader in the food industry who delivers innovative food products and culinary solutions to foodservice distributors, food manufacturers and restaurants across the country. It is a subsidiary of Post Holdings.

Other 2019 award recipients include Casey’s General Stores, Dwolla, ESO, Incotec, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group, Meredith Corporation, Microsoft, Pella Corporation and The Printer Inc.

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,400 Regional Business Members and more than 340 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future.