Post Holdings to build $85 million egg processing plant

Post Holdings Inc., the St. Louis-based packaged goods company, has announced that its Michael Foods business will build a 150,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility near Des Moines, Iowa.

Construction will begin this summer on the new plant, with manufacturing there expected to create 100-150 jobs, officials said. The new plant, set for completion in 2019, will process eggs and pre-cooked egg products.

The Iowa Economic Development Authority on Friday approved about $4 million in state incentives for the project, and the city of Norwalk is expect to kick in another $10 million in incentives.

Michael Foods, based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, offers foodservice brands including Papetti’s and Simply Potatoes, and is the nation’s largest processor of value-added egg products, according to the company.

Read more: St. Louis Business Journal

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