Smithfield Foods to expand Cudahy facility

Freeman Staff

Aug. 21, 2015

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 March 2016.

Smithfield will continue making various salami and pepperoni products at the dry sausage facility.