The project includes robotic palletization technology to increase the speed of outbound shipping and reduce manual handling of finished products along with additional value-added product storage allowing the company's strategic partner, Seaboard Foods, to expand its marketing and selling of value-added product to domestic retail and food service customers. Fresh pork processed by the St. Joseph plant is marketed and sold under the PrairieFresh® Premium Pork brand.
Chief Executive Officer Mark Campbell stated, "This project is representative of the company's continued commitment to implement innovative solutions aimed at improving customer service, upgrading ergonomics and enhancing our capability to the produce and distribute new products to the market."
Epstein, a full-service architecture, engineering and construction firm, out of Chicago, Illinois will be handling the design and construction management of the expansion with an expected completion in spring 2018.
About Triumph Foods:
Triumph Foods is a leading processor of premium pork products worldwide. As a producer-owned company that began operations in St. Joseph, Mo., in January 2006, the company connects every step between farms and family tables around the world. With its state-of-the-art facility, Triumph employs more than 2,800 workers and produces more than 1.5 billion pounds of pork annually. As part of a uniquely connected food system, the company and its strategic partner, Seaboard Foods, jointly own Daily's® Premium Meats, which produces and markets raw and precooked bacon, ham and sausage. In May 2015, Triumph Foods and Seaboard Foods announced the construction of a joint venture pork processing plant, Seaboard Triumph Foods, to open in Sioux City, Iowa, September 2017. Seaboard Foods markets and sells fresh pork products produced by the St. Joseph and Sioux City plants under the PrairieFresh® Premium Pork and Seaboard Farms® brands.