In Missouri, LifeLine Foods and Boehringer Ingelheim will each make significant investments at their existing St. Joseph facilities, totaling more than $34 million.
“We are very pleased to have LifeLine Foods and Boehringer Ingelheim’s continued investment in St. Joseph,” said R. Patt Lilly, President & CEO of the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce. “We appreciate the confidence both companies have shown in their decisions to invest in St. Joseph, which maintains and creates excellent jobs for our residents.”
LifeLine Foods has a 780,000 square-foot SQF Level 2-certified milling facility in St. Joseph, and will expand its masa flour production by adding a second mill. The project includes $5.5 million in existing building improvements and $6.5 million in new machinery equipment, for a total project of $12 million. This project will create 13 new jobs with an average annual compensation of $60,000. Incentives that assisted to make the project viable for LifeLine Foods include the Chapter 100 program, the Enhanced Enterprise Zone program, the Missouri Works program, and the Kansas City Power and Light Company (KCP&L) Economic Development Rider.
“Our business continues to evolve and grow as consumer demands change,” said Kevin Kelly, CEO of LifeLine Foods. “Adding nearly 10 percent more jobs and capital improvements to our facility will help us meet the demand for our products thanks to incentives like these.”
Meanwhile, Boehringer Ingelheim will make capital investments involving both real and personal property improvements to its campus and facilities at North Belt Highway and Gene Field Road. The research-driven pharmaceutical company will invest about $22.4 million to increase its capacity to manufacture vaccines for livestock. That investment is in addition to a roughly $20 million investment in St. Joseph that Boehringer Ingelheim announced in December 2017.
Incentives that assisted to make the project viable for Boehringer Ingelheim include the Chapter 100 program and the KCP&L Economic Development Rider.
The St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Partnership worked with the City of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri Department of Economic Development, and KCP&L on these expansions.
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