GREELEY, Colo. – JBS USA, a subsidiary of JBS S.A., announced on Feb. 18 that it would purchase Empire Packing Co. LP for $238 million.
The deal includes Empire’s case-ready production facilities and Ledbetter branded retail products. Empire is comprised of five processing facilities located in Cincinnati, Denver, Mason, Ohio, Memphis, Tennessee and Olympia, Washington.
“Today’s announcement highlights our ongoing commitment to diversifying our product offerings. 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,” said JBS USA CEO Andre Nogueira.
Empire Packing, based in Memphis, Tennessee, specializes in case-ready meat solutions, custom food processing and packaging services.
The transaction is subject to regulatory review and government approvals.