Link Snacks Inc., a Minong, Wisconsin-based company that specializes in producing and selling Jack Link’s brand beef jerky and other meat snacks, will expand its operations facility in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota
, adding 20 high-paying jobs to its 36 member workforce.
The company, which has marketing, sales, accounting, information technology and product development team members in Minneapolis, will expand office space by about 20,000 square feet in the Butler North Building, adding sales, human resources and IT management positions.
“This is an exciting time for Jack Link’s and the meat snacks category,” said Jeff LeFever, Vice President of Marketing at Jack Link’s Beef Jerky. “As demand for Jack Link’s products increase, we can continue to support all of the communities we work in by adding new jobs.”
Link Snacks Inc., which the Link family began as a meat business in northern Wisconsin in the 1880s, is the largest meat snack brand in the country. The company employs more than 500 team members at its headquarters in Minong, Wis., and sells over 100 different meat snack products in more than 40 countries.
“This expansion is great news for the state and for the workers this new facility will employ,” said DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben. “In today’s globally competitive environment, we are grateful for Jack Link’s commitment to Minnesota and for choosing to add their new high-salaried positions here, where our workforce is our greatest asset.”
Contingent on the company meeting its hiring goals in Minneapolis, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development awarded Link Snacks Inc. a $100,000 forgivable loan
from its Minnesota Investment Fund.