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Pork processor investing $228 million in plant | 2021-02-09

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HATFIELD, PA. — Clemens Food Group, a vertically integrated pork processor, has announced plans to invest $228 million to expand its operations in Hatfield to include a new facility to support increased smoked meats and cooked sausage production. The project will create 87 new, full-time jobs over the next three years.

“We are proud to be able to expand our operations in our home state of Pennsylvania,” said Brad Clemens, president of Clemens Food Group. “We wouldn’t have been able to do so without the support of the DCED, our vendor partners and most importantly, our talented team members.”

While Clemens has committed $228 million to the project, the company said it has received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a $215,400 workforce development grant to help the company train workers and a $2.5 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant.

“Clemens Food Group is a family-owned business that has been a staple in its community for over a century — founded in Hatfield, built on hard work, and committed to offering quality foods from responsible farming practices,” said Tom Wolf, governor of Pennsylvania. “My administration is thrilled to support a longstanding Pennsylvania business like Clemens in its continued growth, bringing nearly 90 new food manufacturing industry career opportunities to the community.”

Founded in Hatfield, Clemens Food Group is a sixth-generation, family-owned business. The company operates a network of more than 25 farms throughout Indiana, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

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