COLUMBIA, MO. – Savage River Inc., a Maryland-based vegan food company, will open a food production facility for its Beyond Meat brand in Columbia this fall. The company expects to invest $5 million in the plant and employ more than 60 people within five years.
Savage River Inc. will open its 16,000-square-foot facility in an existing building on Commerce Court off Vandiver Drive. Some of the equipment for the production line will be moved from the Maryland facility.
Most of the jobs that will be provided by the company are manufacturing jobs for the production line. The company will be looking for job candidates in the local community, Mike Brooks, president of Regional Economic Development Inc., said. Read more on Columbia Missourian.