Clemens Food Group, a vertically-integrated pork processor, will expand its operations by building a new $228 million facility in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. The company is expected to retain 2,634 current positions and create 87 full-time jobs over the next three years in Montgomery County.
“We are proud to be able to expand our operations in our home state of Pennsylvania,” said Brad Clemens, president of Clemens Food Group. “We wouldn’t have been able to do so without the support of the DCED, our vendor partners and most importantly, our talented team members.”
Clemens Food Group received a funding proposal as an incentive from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a $215,400 workforce development grant to help the company train workers and a $2.5 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team.
“Clemens Food Group is a family-owned business that has been a staple in its community for over a century, founded in Hatfield, built on hard work, and committed to offering quality foods from responsible farming practices,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “My administration is thrilled to support a longstanding Pennsylvania business like Clemens in its continued growth, bringing nearly 90 new food manufacturing industry career opportunities to the community.”
Clemens Food Group was founded in Hatfield, Pennsylvania and is a sixth-generation, family-owned business committed to conducting business that’s good for its customers, respectful to its employees, compassionate toward animals, and kind to the planet. With a network of more than 25 farms throughout Indiana, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania, Clemens Food Group continues to grow in hog farming, food production, and transportation.
“I am thrilled for this Clemens expansion and the jobs this project brings to the region,” said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. “This is a great example of how agricultural processors impact not only the food on our tables and in our stores, but our workforce in Pennsylvania and how important it is that we grow together to strengthen our resiliency as we continue to cultivate a better and stronger tomorrow in the commonwealth.”