JBS USA opens Arizona ground beef facility

April 24, 2013

JBS USA, an animal protein processor in the United States, Canada, and Australia and a wholly owned subsidiary of Brazil-based JBS S.A., has announced the opening of a ground beef production facility at the JBS beef processing plant in Tolleson, Ariz.

The new facility began production mid-April and includes a modern distribution center and 16,000 sq ft of high-tech equipment and systems. The JBS facility will produce a variety of ground beef items including Cedar River Farms Natural Beef and Showcase Premium Ground Beef. Customers will be afforded a comprehensive product offering that includes a variety of lean points, packaging formats, and raw material specifications to ensure customer satisfaction.

“Our innovative ground beef operation was carefully designed to respond and expand quickly to our customers’ growing needs,” said Bill Rupp, President and COO of JBS USA Beef. “We are excited to provide high-quality, ground beef to our retail, foodservice, and distribution customers. Initial customer feedback is very positive.”

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