St. Joseph pet food company expands

Protein LLC is a subsidiary of Omaha, Neb.-based BHJ LLC. | Courtesy of BHJ LLC
Protein LLC is a subsidiary of Omaha, Neb.-based BHJ LLC. | Courtesy of BHJ LLC

Protein LLC, a company with 50 employees that supplies ingredients to Nestle and other pet food companies, is investing $11.6 million to build a new plant and plans to add 20 full-time jobs. Site preparation work has begun on 9.5-acres in the Stockyards Industrial Park area, the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce said in a news release.

The plant site and some tax abatement were provided as development incentives, though no total value has been put on the package. The site was provided to the company by the St. Joseph Regional Port Authority and Buchanan County.

Protein LLC is a subsidiary of BHJ USA Inc. of Omaha, which provides raw materials to the pet food, pharmaceutical and fur industries in North America.

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