Volpi Foods, a food solutions company, recently announced plans to open its newest production facility in Union, Missouri. The new 89,000 sq. ft. facility will be devoted entirely to slicing and packaging Volpi-produced meats, including prosciutto, salami, and pancetta.
The move marks a significant expansion of the company’s 30-acre site in Union, located in Franklin County, about 50 miles southwest of St. Louis. The new two-story facility will connect to an existing 120,000-square-foot facility dedicated to manufacturing prosciutto.
“Before the pandemic, we were seeing trends in convenience-sized packages for people to use our products with,” said Volpi Foods CEO Lorenza Pasetti. “With the pandemic, that just accelerated. People wanted hermetically sealed packages. They weren’t as comfortable going to a full-service deli counter as they had been.”
Volpi is looking to fill 20 new jobs for its slicing production line in Union.
“The facility was definitely built for growth,” said Pasetti. “As we concentrate on our new products, those new ones will be manufactured out in Union.”