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Six months after a fire destroyed its meat production factory in Fayetteville, Illinois, Deli Star Corporation announced July 20 that it is establishing a new headquarters and factory in nearby St. Louis.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said Deli Star will invest more than $100 million in a new 110,000-square-foot facility. Approximately 94,000 square feet will be for production, with the rest used for office space. Construction will begin later this summer, and the complex is expected to open in early 2022.
Parson added that the project will create almost 500 jobs in the St. Louis region.
Deli Star produces various cooked proteins, including sous-vide proteins, slow-cooked meats, protein-based salads, sauces, and plant-based proteins.
The company considered several locations for its new factory and credited St. Louis’ available talent pool and business-friendly operating costs for its selection.
Deli Star’s Food Discovery Center is located two miles from where the new plant will be built.
The company’s Fayetteville factory was completely destroyed on January 11 by a fire that local news reports said brought 14 fire departments in response. No one was hurt in the blaze, and only six of Deli Star’s then-130 employees were inside when the fire started.
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