ST. LOUIS – Deli Star Corp. announced plans to open a production facility in St. Louis, which is expected to create nearly 500 new jobs in the area.
The new 104,080-square-foot space will replace the old factory in Fayetteville, Ill., Which was damaged by fire last January, according to a press release.
Deli Star Corp., known for manufacturing proteins, has partnered with DCM Group, Ficon Construction and Answers, Inc. to build the new production facility which will be located in the Villa Lighting Building, located at 3049 Chouteau Avenue.
The plant will produce Deli Star’s vacuum-packed protein, stewed meats, charcuterie logs, protein salads, sauces and vegetable protein.
A total of 94,080 square feet will be used for production and the remaining 10,000 square feet will be reserved for offices. Construction is expected to be completed in early 2022, according to the press release.
Deli Star’s Food Discovery Center at City Foundry STL will be two miles from the new factory, “allowing Deli Star to easily serve customers from ideation to scale to production.” , says the press release.
The plant will also be USDA, FDA, HACCP, SQF9.0 certified, focused on customer audit and biological.
Governor Mike Parson said Deli Star will bring nearly $ 100 million in investment to Missouri and create about 500 new jobs in the St. Louis area.
“We are delighted to welcome Deli Star Corp. to Missouri,” said Parson in a report. “Missouri is a great place for food businesses like Deli Star to succeed, and we look forward to seeing this business grow in our state and provide new opportunities for Missourians.”
The new plant will have “the best equipment and production lines in the industry to efficiently deliver high-quality, safe protein,” the press release said.
“We are delighted to announce our plans for the next chapter of Deli Star,” said Justin Siegel, CEO of Deli Star, in a statement.
“After an extensive site selection process, we determined that St. Louis is the ideal location for our new production facility. The city of Saint-Louis offers the best of the country in terms of supply and logistics.
“Additionally, by locating our factory just down the street from our new Food Discovery Center in the city’s growing innovation corridor, we can drive innovation and sourcing more effectively and efficiently. in our company. “
Several companies in the region have collaborated to bring Deli Star to Missouri, including Ameren Missouri, City of St. Louis, Greater St. Louis, Inc., Missouri Department of Economic Development, Missouri Development Finance Board, Missouri Partnership, Spire, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership and St. Louis Development Corp.
“We have learned that what we have built at Deli Star, including our cutting edge science and processes, transcends any specific space. We are bringing our 34 year history to a new facility with optimism, ”said Dr Dan Siegel, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Deli Star.
“Starting from scratch with factory design has allowed Justin and his team to assess and improve what Deli Star is already doing well. We are delighted to serve our customers better and more efficiently than ever. “
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