The Sioux Falls Development Foundation is very pleased to welcome CJ Foods USA, a global market leader in food production, to Foundation Park, Sioux Falls and South Dakota for their next major expansion. The announcement was made by the company on Monday, January 11.
“We are excited to continue working with them to finalize their project here in Sioux Falls,” said Bob Mundt, President & CEO of the Development Foundation. “This is the latest example of the vision that elected and community leaders had when they created Foundation Park in 2015 and the concept of a mega site for large scale development. We will continue to diversify our economy with clean, high tech manufacturing generating new high skilled living wage jobs in the region.”
The new facility will result in more than 600 new full-time jobs by 2025 and include automated state-of-the-art food production lines, a warehouse and distribution center, shipping and receiving docks, and office space. The project will represent an overall investment of nearly 500 hundred million dollars over the course of construction. Additional investments in the facility’s capabilities will be made as demand increases over the next several years.
Adding this world-class Asian food plant in South Dakota will help us lead the fast-growing Asian food category in North America and achieve our long-term growth plans.
“This strategically important new investment represents an extremely exciting time for both CJ Foods and Schwan’s Company,” said Executive Chairman of CJCJ Food, Americas and Schwan’s Company CEO Dimitrios Smyrnios. “Adding this world-class Asian food plant in South Dakota will help us lead the fast-growing Asian food category in North America and achieve our long-term growth plans. Ultimately, this plant will meet the increasing needs of our retail and food-service customers by creating significant production capacity, fueling Asian food category growth, and enabling future innovation.”
To help facilitate the project, company leaders from CJ Foods and Schwan’s Company worked with state and local public agencies and officials in South Dakota, including: Gov. Kristi Noem; Governor’s Office of Economic Development Commissioner Steve Westra; Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken and Sioux Falls Development Foundation President & CEO Bob Mundt.
South Dakota is open for business, and we’re excited for this tremendous investment in our state.
“South Dakota is open for business, and we’re excited for this tremendous investment in our state. The Sioux Falls community will benefit greatly from the new full-time jobs that this facility will provide,” said South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem. “I want to thank Dimitrios and everyone at CJ Foods and Schwan’s who worked with us to make this happen.”
More details about the specific products and brands that will be made at the facility, as well as renderings and more specific construction timelines, are expected to be shared this spring.