Safe Foods Corporation Expands North Little Rock, Arkansas, Production Plant
The company partners with food processors to deliver solutions and products that reduce pathogens that cause food-borne illnesses.
After the November purchase of a 120,000 square foot facility located on 22 acres in North Little Rock, Safe Foods is currently working to finalize plans for the building design and sustainability.
The Company said it intends to seek LEED certification for the building, driven by planned features designed to increase energy savings and efficiencies from lighting and electricity as well as various aspects of the production process. The new facility is expected to be operational by the first quarter of 2019.
"The success of Safe Foods has helped provide an optimal climate and ideal opportunity to grow the company by investing in this vertical integration. This expansion aligns with our core value of innovation while increasing our competitive advantage,” said Chris Coleman, CEO of Safe Foods. “Safe Foods is committed to providing quality products and services that ultimately help keep consumers healthy. This investment better positions us to continue that legacy in a more effective and efficient manner.”
According to state officials, the new building will enable an increase of overall efficiency by housing the various operational aspects of the Company under one roof. The centralized location also provides convenient access to rail and interstate highways.
“We are proud to welcome this new addition to our city as a result of the resources and benefits we can provide to local businesses,” North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith said. “We look forward to watching the continued growth of Safe Foods in the years to come.”
“Through the Advantage Arkansas program, Safe Foods will receive a state income tax credit for new employees hired as a result of the project,” said Mike Preston, Director of Arkansas Economic Development Commission. “The Safe Foods expansion is an exciting example of how we can partner with Arkansas businesses to foster job creation in our state.”
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