A large part of raising pigs is biosecurity, or reducing the prevalence of harmful pathogens that could infect animals. That’s why The Maschhoffs is expanding its footprint to construct a new truck wash in Louisville, Illinois near their eastern hub of genetic animals, the company said in a news release. Employees from The Maschhoffs together with Village of Louisville officials held a groundbreaking at the site on June 13.
“This $1.3 million truck wash is an investment in the Louisville community as well as in our employees,” Kristy Johnson, Director of Marketing and Logistics said in the release. “This facility will help ensure our pigs are healthy and our employees have the tools they need to keep biosecurity at the forefront of their work. Special thanks to Troy Elwood, Louisville Superintendent, and Kim Adair, Mayor of Louisville, for all their help in this process.”
The company reports the truck wash itself is a two-bay wash with two bays for bio-drying and storage for 10 trailers. It will allow an additional 12 trailers per shift to be washed and disinfected for use in hauling pigs. In total, this facility will add 10 jobs to Louisville.
“We are elated The Maschhoffs has chosen Louisville as the location for this new facility,” Louisville Mayor Kim Adair said in the release. “Our long-standing partnership with The Maschhoffs has helped add jobs and revenue to the Village of Louisville and we are looking forward to continuing our partnership for years to come.”
The facility is expected to be fully functional as of October 1st, and hiring and training employees will start in August. To learn more about driving and truck wash career opportunities available, visit www.themaschhoffs.com/careers.