|5/22/2020 2:48:00 PM|
BREAKING: Prime Pork announces expansion of operations, merger with Hylife
This afternoon, Prime Pork announced an expansion of their operations with the merger of their business with Hylife.
Founded by Glen Taylor in 2016 to resurrect the former PM Beef facility, Prime Pork now employs more than 650 people.
"I have been really pleased with the employees at Prime Pork," Taylor said. "With this new partner and leadership, I am confident this agreement will be great for the community, employees, and area producers.
"This is a unique opportunity to partner with an operation that has an established network of producers, customers and employees," Grant Lazaruk, President and Chief Executive Officer of HyLife, said regarding the addition of more than 600 Prime Pork employees. "Our company puts great emphasis on taking care of our employees and our communities. We are eager to continue to build on what Prime Pork has done in their community and surrounding area."
Taylor added: "I was pleased with the start-up, Prime Pork, in Windom. We wanted to provide jobs and opportunities to our employees. With the merger, we will be able to continue to build on that foundation."
Prime Pork's location in southern Minnesota provides an abundance of resources, securing hog supply and the other raw materials required to operate a processing facility efficiently. Prime Pork and HyLife together will have a product flow from the United States and Canada, providing additional marketing opportunity to customers who only carry pork products from either the US or Canada.
Headquartered in La Broquerie, Manitoba, HyLife employs more than 2700 people in multiple countries.
For much more on this story, see the May 27 Cottonwood County Citizen and Citizen eEdition.
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