News / 3.31.15

Epstein to Design & Build Daily’s Premium Meats New Pork Processing Plant

This $41.5 million St. Joseph, Missouri plant will focus on producing sliced-to-order naturally hardwood smoked bacon

We are pleased to announce we will be providing Design-Build services to Daily’s Premium Meats to construct their new pork processing plant in St. Joseph, Missouri. The site work on this 140,000 square foot facility is expected to begin this summer and be fully operational in May 2016.

This $41.5 million plant will focus on producing sliced-to-order naturally hardwood smoked bacon and employ about 200 people. Daily’s, which is owned by Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods, has chosen to build this plant across the road from Triumph Foods’ St. Joseph, Mo., fresh pork processing plant, a 625,000 square foot facility that Epstein designed and built in 2005.

Daily’s was founded in 1893 by John R. Daily in Missoula, Mont. The company currently operates bacon processing plants in Missoula and Salt Lake City, and markets and sells a variety of processed pork items from signature honey cured bacon to applewood smoked bacon to naturally smoked hams to breakfast sausages.

Triumph Foods is owned by five member-owners who are pork producers. Seaboard Foods is an integrated food company, with farm operations and pork processing, controlling the entire process every step of the way from before the farm to the plate. Together, Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods have aligned their farm operations and pork processing, including genetics, pig nutrition, animal care, food safety and product quality, to ensure consistent, wholesome fresh pork. The Seaboard Foods Guymon, Okla., plant and the Triumph St. Joseph plant supply pork bellies for Daily’s premium bacon.

In 2005, Daily’s became part of Seaboard Foods’ integrated system, and in September 2014 Triumph Foods purchased a 50 percent interest of the company from Seaboard Foods.