Columbia, MO on Short List For New Meat Processing Plant

Columbia is in consideration to be home to a new $200 million Italian meats processing plant run by Swift Prepared Foods.

Swift Prepared Foods recently rebranded in January from the packaged meat company’s original name, Plumrose USA, moving its production focus from raw bacon and lunchmeat to more “protein-based prepared foods,” according to Swift Prepared Foods’ proposal for the plant. The company produces dry, cured sausages such as salami and pepperoni, as well as other traditional Italian meats such as prosciutto and pancetta.

Current plans are considering 5008 Paris Road for the location of the meat processing plant. The 80-acre stretch of land is located near Schneider Electric and 3M.

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