Cargill Kitchen Solutions expanding in Iowa

by Eric Schroeder
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MINNEAPOLIS — Cargill unveiled plans for a $12.5 million expansion of its Mason City, Iowa, Cargill Kitchen Solutions facility. The Mason City facility, which employs more than 150, opened in March 2001 and has undergone several expansions over the years. The latest expansion is expected to add 20 jobs once it is completed.

Work on the expansion will begin this summer. It will be fully operational by the spring of 2012.

“We have a tremendous workforce in Mason City, and we are very pleased to invest additional resources in the community,” said Troy Swanson, plant manager for the Mason City facility. “As we made final expansion decisions, we appreciated the support of the North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corp., as well as local and state officials.”

Cargill Kitchen Solutions markets further-processed egg products in North America, selling primarily to the food service sector. In addition to the facility in Mason City, Cargill Kitchen Solutions has plants in Panora, Iowa; Monticello and Big Lake, Minn.; Lake Odessa, Mich.; and Etobicoke, Ont.

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