GREELEY, COLO. – Swift Prepared Foods, a subsidiary of JBS USA, commemorated the opening of its new processing plant in Moberly, Mo., with a ribbon cutting on May 24. Swift now operates six plants in the United States. The $68 million facility will produce fully cooked bacon and employ approximately 200 workers. Company executives, Governor Mike Parson as well as local economic development officials were on hand for the festivities.

This past month, JBS USA announced plans to build a $200 million charcuterie production plant in Columbia, Mo.

The governor acknowledged Swift’s continued investment in Missouri and his appreciation for the partnership between the state and the company.

“It is always exciting when companies choose to invest and grow in Missouri,” Parson said. “With the opening of its facility here in Moberly and the recent announcement of its new facility in Columbia, Swift Prepared Foods has shown a commitment to the people of this state. We are proud that Missouri is home to great companies like this one and look forward to working together for many years to come.”

Tom Lopez, Swift’s president and chief operating officer, said the central location and local support for the company was integral to deciding to build the plant in Moberly.

“This is a great day for Swift Prepared Foods, and we are proud to call Missouri home as we continue to grow our company and create opportunity for our team members,” Lopez said. “This milestone marks our entrance into the region, and we look forward to making Moberly an even better place to live and work.”