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New Meat and Poultry Plants

June 1, 2005

New Meat and Poultry Plants

Company AlaTrade Foods Inc.
Plant location Albertville, AL
Project Poultry processing plant; 50,000 square feet
Investment More than $6 million
Completion N/A

Company
Barber Foods
Plant location Portland, ME
Project Converting a former SuperValu distribution center into a new 210,000 square foot chicken entree, appetizer, and snack processing facility Investment N/A
Completion N/A
Company Canadian Premium Meats Inc.
Plant location Lacombe, Canada
Project Facility to slaughter and process cattle, bison, and elk for retail markets in North America and Europe.
Investment $7.5 million
Completion Late 2005

Company
Caviness Beef Packers Ltd.
Plant location Hereford, TX
Project Beef slaughter facility
Investment N/A
Completion 2005

Company
Dakota Beef, Chicago, IL
Plant location Howard, SD.
Project Bought existing plant; building a slaughterhouse for organic beef
Investment $2 million for the 30,000 sq. ft. plant
Completion May, 2005

Company
Dakota Turkey Growers LLC, Madison, SD
Plant location Huron, SD
Project Turkey slaughter, processing, and slicing
Investment N/A
Completion Early 2006

Company
Hormel Foods
Plant location Albert Lea, MN
Project Pork boning and finished goods packaging facility. Joining Hormel at this 50,000 sq. ft. cite will be Quality Pork Processors Inc., an Austin, MN, pork processor supplying Hormel.
Investment $5 million
Completion N/A
Company Johnsonville Sausage LLC
Plant location Sheboygan Falls, WI
Project Includes new corporate headquarters and sausage processing facility.
Investment $43 million
Completion May 2004

Company
Koch Foods LLC, Chicago, IL
Plant location New Morristown, TN
Project Poultry deboning plant
Investment $9 million
Completion Early 2005

Company
Land O’ Frost
Plant location Madisonville, KY
Project New 180,000 square-foot lunchmeat slicing and packing plant
Investment $49 million
Completion: Fall 2005

Company
MBA Poultry, Tecumseh, IA
Plant location Waverly, NE
Project A new headquarters, plant, and warehouse; organic, air-chilled chicken
Investment N/A
Completion Early 2006

Company
Meadowbrook Farms, Rantoul, IL
Plant location Rantoul, IL
Project Pork slaughter and processing facility
Investment $28 million
Completion February, 2004

Company
Quaker Maid Meats, Reading, PA
Plant location Reading, PA
Project New 40,000 square-foot frozen meat processing plant
Investment N/A
Completion Scheduled for June 2005

Company
Ridgefield Farms, Huron, SD
Plant location Huron, SD
Project Beef processing plant
Investment $42 million
Completion Early 2006

Company
Sanderson Farms, Laurel, MS.
Plant location Announced in early 2004 plans to build a poultry-processing complex in Georgia, Alabama, or South Carolina. Most recently announced sites in Adel, GA, chosen for the hatchery and feed mill; and a site near Moultrie, GA, was chosen for a new poultry processing plant and wastewater treatment facility.
Project Poultry
Investment Estimated $181.7 million; includes an $80 million processing facility
Completion Late 2005
Company Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA.
Plant location Kinston, NC
Project Ham manufacturing plant; 180,000 square foot plant; billed as “the most efficient cooked ham plant in the United States.”
Investment $85 million
Completion April 2006
Company Swift & Co., Greeley, CO
Plant location The campus of its Northern Colorado headquarters. Designed with a strong foodservice emphasis.
Project A new Customer Solutions and Product Development Center complex. Totals 32,000 sq. ft., divided into 16,000 sq. ft. of customer interaction, culinary, and meat/food processing areas for product testing and process improvement; and 16,000 square feet of office space and areas for future expansion.
Investment N/A
Completion Spring 2005
Company Triumph Foods LLC, St. Joseph, MO.
Plant location St. Joseph, MO
Project Seaboard Farms entered into a marketing agreement with Triumph Foods LLC to market all pork products produced by Triumph Foods at a new state-of-the-art pork processing plant Triumph intends to construct.
Investment $130 million.
Completion Late 2005
Company Tyson Foods Inc., Springdale, AR
Plant location Springdale, AR
Project In April ‘04, Tyson unveiled plans to build its new Discovery Center, a 184,000 sq. ft. R&D center and training facility to be built on Tyson’s Springdale, AR corporate headquarters campus.
Investment N/A
Completion N/A
Company Twin Rivers Foods, Fayetteville, AR
Plant location Atkins, AR.
Project Poultry, pork, and beef; Housed in a former Dean Specialty Foods plant, the operation will employee about 450 people
Investment N/A
Completion N/A

Company
Wayne Farms LLC, Oakwood, GA
Plant location Decatur, AL
Project Poultry processing. Officials expected the 100,000 square foot facility to support two fully-cooked production lines with room for four additional lines.
Investment $55 million Phase One installment began in fall of 2004.
Completion Spring 2006
Company Willow Brook Foods, Springfield, MO
Plant location Springfield, MO
Project Plant slices packaged chicken, turkey, ham, and roast beef. New slicing operation in an underground industrial real estate development.
Investment N/A
Completion March 2005
Company Advance Brands LLC, an Oklahoma City, OK-based joint venture between Advance Food Co., Enid, OK, and Wichita, KS-based Cargill Meat Solutions.
Plant location Orange City, IA
Project This 31,000 sq. ft, meat plant expansion broke ground in Oct. 2004
Investment $17 million. Increases production capacity by 45 million pounds, while adding more than 120 new employees. New production capacity for a completely new line on a fast-track basis ready-to-eat branded meat products. Includes both new construction and renovation.
Completion July 2005
Company Allen Family Foods Inc., Seaford, DE
Plant location Harbeson, DE
Project Expanding its chicken processing plant; renovating 6,000 sq. ft. adding 44,000 square feet. The company has shifted its focus from selling 40-pound bulk boxes of chicken to brokers to preparing more 1- to 2-pound case-ready packages of chicken. The expansion allows the Harbeson plant to process about 60 million pounds of chicken a year — five times more than previously processed.
Investment $20 million
Completion N/A
Company Bar-S Food Co., Phoenix, AZ
Plant location Altus, OK
Project Expanding capacity on its sliced lunchmeat operation; and adding a new corn dog processing area.
Investment $40 million
Completion Feb. 2005

Company
Bell & Evans
Plant location Fredericksburg, PA
Project A 65,000 square foot expansion includes cut-up, evisceration, and air-chill additions.
Investment $10 million
Completion May 2004

Company
Burke Corp., Nevada, IA
Plant location Nevada, IA
Project Expansion project to increase capacity, improve operational efficiency, and further advance food-safety programs. Increased packaging, production, and formulation space and capacity for ready-to-eat meat products and pizza toppings. Included both new construction and remodeling of existing plant.
Investment N/A
Completion July 2005
Company ConAgra Foods, Omaha, NE
Plant location Quincy, MI
Project New production and consolidation of existing facilities; sausages, deli products, and franks. Remodel of existing distribution center and new expansion.
Investment N/A
Completion June 2005
Company Foster Farms, Livingston, CA
Plant location Porterville, CA
Project Adding a fourth production line for cooked, ready-to-eat poultry products
Investment N/A
Completion Fall of 2005

Company
Hormel Foods Corp./Rochelle Foods, Rochelle, IL
Plant location Rochelle, IL
Project Expanding bacon processing; increase production space and new lines for microwave bacon.
Investment N/A
Completion March 2005

Company
Hormel Foods Corp./Rochelle Foods, Rochelle, IL
Plant location Rochelle, IL
Project Microwave tray expansion, ready-to-eat meals, expansion and renovation of existing facility
Investment N/A
Completion January 2006

Company
Hormel Foods Corp., Austin, MN
Plant location Osceola, FL
Project Increase production space for various products; expansion to the plant which Gleeson Constructors expanded in 1997.
Investment N/A
Completion December 2004

Company
Hormel Foods Corp., Austin, MN
Plant location Fremont, NE
Project Pork carcass cooler expansion and renovation and conversion of existing structure.
Investment N/A
Completion August 2005

Company
Indiana Packers Corp., Delphi, IN
Plant location Delphi, IN
Project Adding 160,000 square feet to expand its meat cooler and fresh and processed pork production capacity.
Investment $70 million
Completion N/A

Company
Koch Foods LLC, Chicago, IL
Plant location Near Chattanooga, TN
Project Expanding poultry processing complex
Investment $19 million
Completion N/A

Company
Lakeside Packers, Brooks, Alberta, Canada, a Tyson Foods Inc. company
Plant location Brooks, Alberta, Canada
Project Expansion project to increase beef slaughter capacity. Expanded beef carcass coolers and streamlined the beef slaughter operation.
Investment $17 million
Completion Mid-June, 2005
Company National Steak & Poultry, Owasso, OK
Plant location Owasso, OK
Project Expansion to double the capacity of its marinated beef, pork, and chicken facility; added 17,500 square feet of production/office space.
Investment More than $4 million
Completion Fall 2004
Company Odom’s Tennessee Pride Sausage Co., Madison, TN
Plant location Dickson, TN
Project Breakfast sausage and biscuit products. This 33,000 sq. ft. addition to its existing plant will help keep up with demand for ready-to-eat breakfast sausage and biscuit products. The expansion will increase capacity to eight lines.
Investment N/A
Completion August, 2005. A second-phase expansion will add a cook line to the plant in mid 2006.
Company Ozark Mountain Poultry, Rogers, AR
Plant location Rogers, AR
Project Adding up to 25,000 square feet of office space
Investment N/A
Completion N/A

Company
Peco Foods Inc., Tuscaloosa, AL
Plant location Sebastopol, MS
Project Expanding and improving poultry evisceration and de-boning operations.
Investment $18 million
Completion February 2005

Company
Perdue Farms, Salisbury, MD
Plant location Perry, GA, area.
Project Poultry plant expansion and renovation.
Investment N/A
Completion N/A

Company
Plumrose USA, East Brunswick, NJ
Plant location Council Bluffs, IA
Project Processed meat plant expansion to 56,000 square feet
Investment $14 million
Completion Spring 2004

Company
Plumrose, USA, East Brunswick, NJ
Plant location Booneville, MS
Project Adding 30,000 to 40,000 square feet to sliced deli meats facility
Investment $12 million to $20 million
Completion 2006

Company
Prestage Foods, St. Pauls, NC, a division of Prestage Farms, Clinton, NC
Plant location St. Pauls, NC
Project Plans to expand meat production facility
Investment N/A
Completion Early 2006

Company
Sanderson Farms, Laurel, MS
Plant location Collins, MS.
Project Poultry facility; includes new hatchery. The facility is being converted to process exclusively for the big bird deboning market. With the conversion of the Collins plant to a larger-weight bird, and the additional capacity of 150,000 head a week created by the expansion project, the company will add approximately 2.2 million pounds a week of fresh chicken processing capacity, approximately 7.3 percent increase over prior capacity, says Joe F. Sanderson Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Sanderson Farms.
Investment $20 million
Completion Fourth fiscal quarter of 2005
Company Simmons Foods Inc., Siloam Springs, AR
Plant location Van Buren, AR
Project Disrtribution center; includes 102,000 square foot freezer
Investment $4.5 million
Completion November, 2004

Company
Tyson Foods Inc., Springdale, AR
Plant location Springdale, AR
Project Doubling office space at Springdale headquarters
Investment Up to $95 million
Completion 2007

Company
Tyson Foods Inc., Springdale, AR
Plant location Sherman, TX
Project Case-ready beef and pork; Renovating a former Oscar Mayer plant. The plant will be transformed into Tyson’s largest case-ready facility.
Investment Approximately $100 million
Completion Early 2006
Company Tyson Fresh Meats, Dakota Dunes, SD
Plant location Storm Lake, IA
Project The two-story addition — along with mechanical and procedural changes, will help increase production capacity to 15,000 hogs a day and boost volumes of finished pork loins and hams.
Investment N/A
Completion Oct., 2004
Sources: Gleeson Constructors, processors, and a variety of other industry resources.