AFG Breaks Ground for New Beef Processing Facility in Missouri

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American Foods Group (AFG), a Green Bay, Wisconsin-headquartered packer of frozen and fresh boxed beef in addition to variety meats, portion cut steaks, ground beef tubes and patties, has announced plans to open a state-of-the-art beef processing facility in Warren County, Missouri. The company broke ground on September 12 at the site near Wright City, marking the beginning of a project expected to generate approximately $1 billion in annual economic impact in the state.

“As a third-generation farmer and cattleman myself, I am proud to welcome AFG to Missouri. This is a major development that will benefit our agricultural producers and consumers for years to come. With $94 billion contributed to our economy annually, we appreciate that agriculture is our number one industry.” said Governor Mike Parson.

“Today marks the start of our future in Warren County, the addition of industry-needed hook space and fulfilling the needs of our customers, partners, and consumers for beef demand,” said Steve Van Lannen, president and chief operating officer of American Foods Group.

AFG is investing $800 million in the 775,000 square foot facility. The company plans to create more than 1,300 new jobs in the region with an annual payroll of approximately $80 million.
The American Foods Group is family-owned and employs more than 4,500 people across the USA. The company evaluated multiple locations for its newest facility in Missouri, where it aims to process 2,400 head of cattle per day by the end of 2024.