Farmland Foods is moving forward on a $19 million project to buy and expand the distribution center next to the company’s Crete pork processing facility. 

The project is expected to add 120 new jobs. The Crete facility currently employs 1,872 workers producing fresh pork, hams, bacon and sausage.

Construction already is underway on a 122,000-square-foot addition to the existing warehouse currently serving the processing facility. Once the project is finished in April 2006, Farmland will utilize the facility as the western distribution center for the entire Farmland Foods system.    

Source: Farmland Foods