Kemin Industries Inc., an ingredients manufacturer, recently announced plans to invest in Verona, Missouri. The company broke ground on a $40 million, 38,000 square foot production plant, which will manufacture the company’s Proteus portfolio of moisture-retaining protein ingredients to enhance meat and poultry.
“Southwest Missouri has served as an excellent place for Kemin’s production capabilities and will continue to be a great community to expand our manufacturing opportunities,” said Kemin Industries President and CEO Chris Nelson. “We believe that Verona and the surrounding areas provide a talented and dedicated workforce ideal to grow our global footprint and transform the quality of life.”
The new facility will create more than 30 new jobs in the region and is expected to open in Spring of 2023.
Missouri’s food solutions industry has seen tremendous growth in 2021. From Missouri Prime Beef Packers investing in Pleasant Hope, to Cereal Ingredients Inc. investing in a new facility in St. Joseph, to Swift Prepared Foods cutting the ribbon on a new $68 million facility in Moberly and announcing a new $200 million facility in Columbia – Missouri’s food industry is thriving.