Triumph Foods, a leading processor of premium pork products worldwide, announced today that it will expand in St. Joseph, creating 88 new jobs. The company’s expansion will enable the continued growth of its workforce.
“Triumph Foods is a Missouri-made, leading pork processor that we’re excited to see continuing to grow,” said Governor Mike Parson. “This company’s expansion is an exciting development for the local community and regional economy and will further strengthen our state’s thriving agriculture industry. We look forward to Triumph Foods’ continued success as it invests and creates jobs in St. Joseph.”
Triumph Foods was founded in 2003 by five of the largest independently owned pork producers in the nation. The company’s 800,000-square-foot facility, located in St. Joseph, opened a few years later in 2006. Triumph Foods operates one of the most technologically advanced pork production plants in the country, producing 1.5 billion pounds of high-quality, locally sourced pork products annually.
“We are proud of the work we do every day to feed the world,” said Triumph Foods President and CEO Matt England. “This expansion will keep our sanitation practices in-house, with valued team members from our local community who are qualified and trained in safety. We are thankful for the Missouri Works program for recognizing how this will develop skills and provide meaningful career opportunities within the state.”
Triumph Foods is a community pillar that continues to find new ways to better the St. Joseph area. The company donates to numerous charities and organizations within the community, including the donation of more than 100,000 pounds of pork products to local food banks this year.
“We’re proud to support Triumph Foods alongside our partners as it expands in St. Joseph,” said Michelle Hataway, Acting Director of the Department of Economic Development. “This leading employer is helping Missourians prosper in the area through ongoing investment, job creation, and community outreach.”
For this expansion, Triumph Foods will benefit from the Missouri Works program, a tool that helps companies expand and retain workers by providing access to capital through withholdings or tax credits for job creation.
What others are saying
“The Chamber is excited to see almost 100 more employees hired by one of St. Joseph’s largest employers,” said Natalie Hawn, President and CEO of the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce. “We value the continued investment Triumph Foods makes in the St. Joseph community.”
“On behalf of UFCW Local 2, I am pleased to know that the State of Missouri has awarded funds to support new UFCW sanitation jobs at Triumph Foods,” said Martin Rosas, President of UFCW Local 2. “Triumph Foods took a leadership position in the industry by collaborating with our union to create new unionized sanitation jobs.”
“Triumph Foods’ expansion is creating valuable opportunities for the St. Joseph community,” said Shari Schenewerk, North Regional Manager for the Department of Economic Development. “Jobs created by this expansion will help Missourians prosper in the northern region. Josh and his team at Triumph Foods were great to work with while assisting with this expansion.”
About Triumph Foods
Triumph Foods operates one of the nation’s few pork processing facilities that are completely owned by producers. The company is focused on the excellence of its people, processes, and products in its pursuit of pork perfection. Triumph Foods is a recent two-time recipient of the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) Worker Safety Recognition Award, further illustrating its dedication to excellence. Triumph Foods is celebrating 20 years in the pork processing business this year.
To learn more about Triumph Foods, visit triumphfoods.com.
About the Missouri Department of Economic Development
The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) works to create an environment that encourages economic growth by supporting Missouri’s businesses and diverse industries, strengthening our communities, developing a talented and skilled workforce, and maintaining a high quality of life. As one team built around the customer and driven by data, DED aspires to be the best economic development department in the Midwest. Through its various initiatives, DED is helping create opportunities for Missourians to prosper.
For the latest updates on DED’s current or future programs and initiatives, visit DED’s website.
About the Missouri Works Program
As the state’s number one incentive tool for expansion and retention, the Missouri Works Program helps businesses access capital through withholdings or tax credits to embark on facility expansions and create jobs. This program can also help businesses purchase equipment to maintain its facility in Missouri.