#MoreMissouri21: Food Solutions Company Announces Major Investment in St. Joseph, Missouri

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In March, Cereal Ingredients Inc., a food solutions company, announced plans to invest in a new 80,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in St. Joseph. The project represented $24 million in capital investment and was expected to create 60 new jobs in the region.

“We are excited to welcome Cereal Ingredients, Inc., to the state of Missouri,” said Missouri Governor Mike Parson at the time. “The company’s decision to invest and create new jobs in Missouri is a testament to the hard-working men and women who call our state home. We look forward to working together as Cereal Ingredients Inc., grows and succeeds.”

“Cereal Ingredients, Inc. is excited to open a state-of the-art food manufacturing facility in St. Joseph,” said Robert Hatch, CEO of Cereal Ingredients. “The goodwill we have built with our customers has allowed us the opportunity to expand. We appreciate all the help provided from the City of St. Joseph, Chamber of Commerce, Buchanan County, State of Missouri, Newmark Zimmer and all of the other participants who helped finalize this project. We look forward to a completion date in the first quarter of 2022.”

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