Groundbreaking ceremony for $37-million Deluxe Feeds expansion
SHELDON, Iowa (KTIV) -
A northwest, Iowa community is seeing a multi-million dollar expansion of one of its businesses.
Thursday, Deluxe Feeds held a ground breaking in Sheldon, Iowa.
The expansion will create 15 new jobs.
And, it includes a $37-million investment.
Deluxe Feeds produces feed products for swine, dairy and beef operations.
The project will include a new 50,000-square-foot warehouse.
The plant will increase capacity with five new pellet mills.
There will also be two separate processing lines, high-efficiency packaging equipment, and grain cleaning.
The Kent Nutrition Group that owns Deluxe Feeds says the project will allow the plant to better serve customers while being able to offer more products and services.
"There's more livestock in this area, than any other area in the world," said Dan Paca, general manager at Deluxe Feeds. "And, so we felt as our Sioux City plant is maxed out with their capacity and we needed to expand with the purchase of Deluxe Feeds a year ago, this would be a great place to do it."
This is the fourth expansion to the Sheldon plant since 2003.
The project is expected to take 18 to 20 months to complete.