Feb 11, 2020 10:31 PM

Hormel Foods confirms new manufacturing plant in Papillion

Posted Feb 11, 2020 10:31 PM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Hormel Foods has confirmed that it will open a new manufacturing plant in the Omaha suburb of Papillion, bringing about 200 jobs to the area.

Papillion Foods LLC, an offshoot of Hormel, recently bought a former Shopko distribution center in Sarpy County that closed last year, the Omaha World-Herald reported Tuesday.

Shopko filed for bankruptcy last year, closing some 20 Shopko stores in Nebraska and Iowa. The Papillion distribution center closed soon after, taking about 300 jobs with it.

Hormel said the center will undergo a $60 million renovation to convert it into a manufacturing plant for its food brands, which include Spam, Skippy peanut butter and Jennie-O turkeys. Hormel said in a written statement to the newspaper that it paid about $25 million for the building and the land it's on.

The company said it is targeting a November 2020 opening for the first phase of the plant. The Sarpy County facility will be Hormel's first manufacturing facility in Nebraska. The company also uses an independent supplier in Fremont.

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Feb 11, 2020 10:31 PM
Police: 1 dead in single-vehicle crash in west Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A person died Tuesday in a single-vehicle crash in west Omaha, police said.

Police said in a news release that the crash happened around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday near 108th and West Dodge Road when a northbound car took an off-ramp from Interstate 680 onto West Dodge and went off the road. The car crossed all lanes of West Dodge before rolling into a ditch, investigators said. The driver and lone occupant of the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are investigating whether a medical condition of the driver contributed to the crash.