Officials: Meat Processor in Denison to Add About 200 Jobs

August 18, 2015 03:36 PM

Officials for the small western Iowa city of Denison say a local meat processor plans to add about 200 jobs as part of an expansion.

The Chamber & Development Council of Crawford County says Quality Food Processors LLC wants to start hiring for the jobs in 2016. The company currently has about 100 employees in Denison.

Evan Blakley, executive director for the chamber, says Quality Food Processors is still seeking local tax incentives and state grant money to move forward with the project.

The announcement comes just days after Tyson Foods said it will close its plant in Denison. It employed about 400 people.

Blakley says the expansion at Quality Food Processors and pending announcements from other employers offering local jobs is a sign there are work opportunities in Denison.

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