AMARILLO, TEXAS – On Feb. 22, the Amarillo City Council approved a new location incentive agreement supporting a nearly completed Caviness Beef Packers Ltd. expansion.

The Amarillo Economic Development Corp. (EDC) stated that the agreement would allow Caviness to hire an additional 100 full-time employees over a period of three years. It will also increase the company’s payroll by approximately $4.5 million annually.

“Caviness has been a staple in not only Amarillo, but the Texas Panhandle for over 50 years,” said Kevin Carter, president and chief executive officer of the Amarillo EDC. “We’re excited to assist with their expansion and look forward to seeing how they continue to grow and innovate within the beef industry.”

The new $60 million processing facility is in the final stages of construction and is scheduled to be finished during spring 2022. The new plant will, according to reports, replace its current one in Amarillo, which is 45 years old. 

“This expansion will allow us to efficiently produce wholesome beef products to go above and beyond for our customers,” said Trevor Caviness, president of Caviness Beef Packers. “Caviness has always called the Texas Panhandle home, and we’re eager to continue building on that success. We very much appreciate the Amarillo EDC’s mission of helping attract business growth in the region.”

Caviness also operates a beef plant in Hereford, Texas, which was expanded to facilitate adding a second shift. The beef company stated that it currently processes 2,900 head per day.