CAMANCHE, IOWA – A family-owned agri-business announced plans to build a beef processing plant and on-site retail store in Camanche, Iowa which is part of the Greater Clinton Region. Naeve Family Beef is proposing a 50 head-per-day beef processing plant that is expected to create 45 to 50 new jobs.
Naeve Family Beef said the plant will incorporate state-of-the-art sanitation, processing and waste management equipment. The plant will provide locally raised products to local consumers, retailers, foodservice locations, grocery stores and food distributors. Custom processing and packing to farmers all across the Midwest will be available.
“It has been a long-term goal of our family to be able to have our own branded beef product that we can market locally and across the Midwest,” said Ray Naeve, vice president. “With unprecedented consolidation in the beef processing industry, there are few options for producers our size. Naeve Family Beef makes that goal an achievable reality.”
Employee safety will be a significant factor in the facility design.
“It is important that we provide employees with excellent training and a quality, clean and open work area with COVID-19 guidelines in mind,” said Andrew Naeve, president of Naeve Family Beef. “Camanche Mayor Trevor Willis, Camanche City Administrator Andrew Kida, and Andy Sokolovich of the Clinton Regional Development Corporation (CRDC) have been great partners in getting this project off the ground.”
The Greater Clinton Region is home to dozens of manufacturing companies, including ADM, LyondellBasell, Custom-Pak, Nestle Purina PetCare Company, Collis LLC and many others.
“The City of Camanche is excited about the Naeve’s new business,” Kida said. “It continues Camanche’s process of growth by bringing a new industry to the area with employment opportunities and a local retail facility. The partnership of local entities in implementing Camanche’s Urban Revitalization Plan continues to pay dividends for the citizens of this community.”