CUDAHY — Smithfield
Foods announced it broke ground this week on an
expansion in Cudahy that will house four new smokehouses
and two dry rooms.
The Cudahy facility
produces the company’s Patrick Cudahy brand, as well as
additional Smithfield branded products. According to the
announcement, the expansion will increase production
capacity by 3 million pounds annually and allow for four
additional dry rooms when future sales demand more
volume. The expansion is scheduled to be complete in
continue making various salami and pepperoni products at
the dry sausage facility.