JBS Hyrum will be seeing it's largest expansion when it adds two new buildings to it's plant, adding more than 191,000 square feet. The expansion will add a distribution center and fabrication floors to increase production to more than 400 head of cattle per day, reports Kevin Opsahl for the HJ news.
The plant, which is a branch of JBS USA, was described by Jay Rawlings, JBS Hyrum general manager, as being needed for years. "“We’ve outgrown our current facility. For better words, we’re falling behind industry capabilities,” Rawlings told Opsahl.
The plant currently processes nearly one-half million cattle per year, exporting 20 percent of it's production. JBS USA President and Chief Operating Officer Bill Rupp says, "Hyrum is simply one of the premier plants in our beef business."