SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods announced a joint venture to build a pork processing plant in Sioux City, Iowa. Construction will begin this summer.

The plant is expected to process about 3 million market hogs per year operating a single shift. The companies plan to produce a full line of fresh pork products for international, retail, food service and further processing markets. Seaboard plans to market and sell pork produced at the Sioux City plant.

“Today’s announcement marks another step in strengthening our business partnership and position as a leading integrated food system providing customers domestically and throughout the world with premium pork focused on the highest standards for food safety and pork quality consistency,” Terry Holton, Seaboard Foods president and CEO, said in a statement. “We look forward to the new opportunities the plant will bring to our customers as well as the Sioux City region.”

The plant will be built on property in the Bridgeport West Industrial Park in Sioux City. At full processing capacity, the plant will employ approximately 1,100 individuals. Triumph and Seaboard chose Sioux City for the new plant because of the existence of a shovel-ready industrial site location, transportation infrastructure, availability of market hogs in the region, and the city's pro-business environment.

“When we started inquiring about expanding our business, we recognized the strong commitment and willingness to welcome Triumph Foods and Seaboard Foods to the city,” said Mark Campbell, Triumph Foods CEO. “Local leaders have built a business environment poised to bring growth to the region. We look forward to the new pork processing facility being part of that growth, and its staff being actively involved in the Sioux City community.”

Triumph Foods is owned exclusively by pork producers and Seaboard Foods is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Seaboard Corporation.

Seaboard Foods markets and sells fresh pork processed by Triumph Foods’ St. Joseph, Mo., and Seaboard Foods’ Guymon, Okla., plants to domestic markets under the PrairieFresh Premium Pork brand and international markets under the Seaboard Farms and St. Joe Pork brands.