CHICAGO — Plumrose USA, a subsidiary of JBS USA, recently announced plans to build a new ready-to-eat, fully cooked bacon plant in Moberly, Mo.

The Missouri Partnership, an economic development agency, said the facility is expected to bring 200 new jobs to the area and $68 million in capital investment. 

“This project emphasizes our strategic commitment to grow our business, be a stronger partner for our customers and the communities where we operate, and to provide increased opportunities for our team members,” said Tom Lopez, president of Plumrose. “We are also excited for the opportunity to partner with the state of Missouri and the community of Moberly.” 

Plumrose said it selected Moberly as the site for the new facility based on its strategic location and the support of the community and the state.

“The City of Moberly is excited to be welcoming Plumrose USA to our community,” said Jerry Jeffrey, mayor of Moberly. “This project represents a significant new employer for Moberly, and we are looking forward to a long-term partnership with them. On behalf of the city, I wish to thank Plumrose USA for investing in our city and thank you to all the organizations that worked together to make this happen.”

Plumrose, which is based in Chicago, has been in the meat business since 1932. The company processes bacon, sliced deli meat, cooked ribs and canned ham. 

In 2017, Plumrose was acquired by JBS from a subsidiary of Danish Crown A/S, in a deal valued at $230 million.