SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Seaboard Triumph Foods (STF) is set to start operations at its new pork processing plant in Sioux City, on Sept. 5. The plant will ramp up with a single shift and once it is at full production, the facility will employ approximately 1,100 and process about 10,000 market hogs per day.
STF is a joint venture owned equally by Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods, which was formed to construct the new pork processing facility in Sioux City. Seaboard Foods is a subsidiary of Seaboard Corp. with a pork processing plant in Guymon, Oklahoma. Triumph Foods is owned by pork producers with a pork processing plant in St. Joseph, Missouri.
The new processing facility will produce a full line of fresh pork products for retail, foodservice, international and further processing markets. Seaboard will sell the pork under its PrairieFresh Premium Pork and Seaboard Farms brands. The plant will also supply Daily’s Premium Meats, which is jointly owned by Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods, with raw materials for its raw and precooked bacon products.
“I couldn’t be more proud of the new plant, our team, and all the local and state partners that have helped bring this project to completion over the past two years,” said Chief Operating Officer Mark Porter. “We are excited to begin commercial operations and supply the most sought-after pork products to our diverse global consumers.”
Approximately 30 percent of the market hogs at the Sioux City plant will be sourced from regional farmers who operate in alignment with Seaboard Foods’ and Triumph Foods’ animal care and environmental stewardship practices. The remaining hogs will be supplied by Triumph Foods producer-owners and Seaboard Foods’ farms.
Site work began on the project in late September 2015. Epstein, the project design and construction management firm, built the fresh pork plant with a focus on food safety and efficiency.
“We’ve seen great support from the community and local and state government,” Porter said. “With their input and our focus on stewardship, the plant design includes modern odor control technologies, bioenergy solutions, and numerous environmentally friendly features.”