Post Holdings announces plan to build $85 million egg facility

Post Holdings

ST. LOUIS — Post Holdings, Inc., a consumer packaged goods holding company, announced plans for its Michael Foods business to build a 150,000 square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility in Norwalk, Iowa.

Construction on the $85 million project is targeted to begin in summer 2018. The plant, which will process eggs and pre-cooked egg products, will be completed in 2019. The facility is expected to create 100-150 new jobs initially, ranging from entry-level to skilled in management, operations, finance and production.

“We looked at numerous locations in the Midwest, and Norwalk had many advantages. We look forward to Michael Foods becoming a preferred employer in the area and being part of the community,” said Steve Schonhoff, senior vice president of integrated supply chain.

“We are delighted that the internal growth at Michael Foods supports this expansion,” said Rob Vitale, president and chief executive officer of Post Holdings, Inc. “We believe it will further enhance our position as the nation’s leader in valued added egg products.”

Michael Foods is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota. The company’s foodservice brands include Papetti’s and Simply Potatoes. Michael Foods is the largest processor of value-added eggs in the United States.