Smithfield Foods invests $100 million, adds 250 new jobs in North CarolinaStaff Writer | August 22, 2017
Smithfield Foods announced it will build a new distribution center and expand its blast cell cold storage capabilities at its processing facility in Tar Heel, N.C.
New jobs The blast cell cold storage expansion
Smithfield will begin construction of the new distribution center this month. The new distribution center will be 500,000 square feet with 47,000 pallet positions.
The blast cell cold storage expansion, announced earlier this year, is underway and will increase the facility's capacity by 140 million pounds. Both projects will be complete fall 2018.
Smithfield's Tar Heel facility is the largest pork processing plant in the world and produces fresh pork products for customers across the globe. Currently, the facility employs nearly 5,000 people and processes more than 30,000 hogs each day. ■