GREELEY, COLO. — JBS USA, a subsidiary of JBS S.A., announced on Feb. 18 plans to purchase Empire Packing Co. LP for $238 million.
The transaction includes Empire’s case-ready production facilities and Ledbetter branded retail products. Empire is comprised of five processing facilities located in Cincinnati and Mason, Ohio; Denver; Memphis, Tenn.; and Olympia, Wash.
“Today’s announcement highlights our ongoing commitment to diversifying our product offerings,” said Andre Nogueira, chief executive officer of JBS USA. “Empire is a longstanding respected family-owned company with strong leadership and quality assets in strategic locations across the US that fit well in our business model.”
Based in Memphis, Empire Packing specializes in case-ready meat solutions, custom food processing and packaging services.
The transaction is subject to regulatory review and government approvals.