class="post-template-default single single-post postid-229234 single-format-standard custom-background group-blog header-image full-width singular wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.5.2 vc_responsive"

Cargill expands plant in Columbus, will hire more workers

COLUMBUS, Neb. – Cargill will celebrate the $111 million expansion of its plant in Columbus this week.

Gov. Pete Ricketts and other state officials are expected to join company executives at the plant Thursday.

The project converted the plant from a ground beef operation to a cooked meat facility that makes cooked ground beef, sausage and hot dogs.

Cargill says it expects to eventually have about 460 employees at the plant to handle peak production. That’s up from 240 before the conversion.

© 2018 Nebraska Rural Radio Association. All rights reserved. Republishing, rebroadcasting, rewriting, redistributing prohibited. Copyright Information