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Post Holdings to build $85m plant for processing eggs

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Post Holdings is building a manufacturing facility in Iowa to expand Michael Foods' capabilities. Pic: Post Holdings
Post Holdings is building a manufacturing facility in Iowa to expand Michael Foods' capabilities. Pic: Post Holdings

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Post Holdings is investing $85m to build a 150,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility for its Michael Foods business in Norwalk, Iowa.

Construction of the plant - to process eggs and pre-cooked egg products - is set to begin in summer 2018 and is expected to be completed in 2019.

Post Holdings said the facility is expected to create 100 to 150 jobs initially - ranging from entry-level to skilled - in management, operations, finance and production.

“We looked at numerous locations in the Midwest, and Norwalk had many advantages. We look forward to Michael Foods becoming a preferred employer in the area and being part of the community,”​ said Steve Schonhoff, the company’s senior VP of integrated supply chain.

Rob Vitale, president and CEO of Post Holdings, added: “We are delighted that the internal growth of Michael Foods supports this expansion… We believe it will further enhance our position as the nation’s leader in value-added egg products.”

Michael Foods, which Post Holdings acquired for $2.45bn in 2014, is headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, producing brands like Papetti’s, All Whites, Easy Eggs, Simply Potatoes and Crystal Farms.

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