Farms.com Editorial Team
The new Clemens Food Group pork processing plant began operations this week. The new 550,000 square-foot fresh pork processing facility is located at Jonesville Road and Newton Road in Coldwater, Michigan. It is expected to cost more than $255.7 million in private investment and create over 800 jobs.
There has not been a Michigan based pork processing plant of any size since the Thornapple Valley plant closed in 1998.
The new Coldwater plant is expected to reach peak production by February of next year handling 10-thousand hogs a day.
Clemens Food Group is based in Hatfield, Pennsylvania and offers brands including Premium Reserve, Hatfield, Red’s, Prima Porta, and Nick’s. They also offer many products for the restaurants and institutional food services.