National Beef Packing Co. announced it will expand its Hummels Wharf processing facility, adding 25 to 30 jobs, reports The Daily Item. The $5 million expansion will include new technology and equipment necessary to grind and package ground beef, giving the facility the capability to significantly expand ground beef production at the facility, which currently employs more than 200 people, company officials said.

“This expansion is important to our business, as it positions us with greater flexibility to serve customers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic areas of the United States,” said Monte Lowe, executive vice president, sales and marketing, National Beef. “It also extends our product offering to include multiple package formats and lean points.”

The company will begin the expansion immediately by adding equipment to the facility, with grinding operations to begin in March.

“The committed and dedicated employees have been a driving force in the overall success of this facility,” said Mitch Hansen, vice president, operations, National Beef.

“Hummels Wharf has been an integral part of the National Beef case-ready products production system for more than a decade, so we are excited about the possibilities this expansion will bring to our team.”

Source: The Daily Item