Superior Farms breaks ground on new plant in California

May 14, 2014

Superior Farms, a lamb producer, has broken ground on its new processing facility in Dixon, Calif. The new lamb processing plant will be built adjacent to the current plant, which will remain operational until the new construction is complete, preventing processing downtime.

Designed by the company’s operations team, the new facility will be approximately 50,000 sq ft and will feature several processing rooms, refrigerated coolers and freezer space, employee welfare areas, training rooms, warehouse and distribution docks, livestock yards, and office space. It will have new packaging equipment that’s energy efficient and ergonomically sound. The new plant, designed with an eye towards green technologies, will reduce the company’s total carbon footprint. The new facility will leverage the best in ergonomics, natural lighting, wind power, water reduction (estimate is 30%), while reducing the company’s total energy consumption by 45%.

Founded in 1964 in Ellensburg, Wash., Superior Farms opened its California processing facility in 1981. The California facility, located in Dixon, was originally built in 1923 and has served as both a beef and lamb packing plant over the 90+ years it’s been standing.

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