National Beef to expand boxed beef shipping at another Kansas plant

by Joel Crews
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KANSAS City, Mo. – Just over one month after announcing similar plans at its Dodge City, Kansas, plant, National Beef Packing Company, LLC, announced on Aug. 30, it will expand its boxed beef shipping capacity at its plant in Liberal, Kansas. The $8 million project includes investments in palletizing equipment, sorters, a crane and a new shipping lane while also increasing storage space.

Dennis Boyles, vice president and general manager, says the expansion is in response to a growing number of requests from customers wanting boxes that are smaller and weigh less.

“This capital project will position us to more efficiently deliver the products customers want, when they want them,” Boyles said in a statement.

The company announced a similar project in late July for it Dodge City plant, which included plans for a $30 million investment to increase boxed beef shipping capacity.  That project is expected to be completed by December 2017, while the project in Liberal is planned for completion in late spring 2017.   

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