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Bill Wallace, Vice President of Operations

Nik Harkias, Controller

Long Prairie Packing Company

10 Riverside Drive

Long Prairie, MN 56347

(320) 732-2171

Long Prairie Packing Company Is Bringing More Jobs to Long Prairie 

Multimillion Dollar Expansion to Local Plant
Long Prairie, MN- September 18, 2008- American Foods Group LLC is announcing a multimillion dollar modernization and expansion of their Long Prairie Packing Plant.  Demolition has been completed on 4,000 sq. ft. of building to make room for a 15,000 sq. ft. addition.  This expansion will occur without production downtime.

“The Long Prairie plant was purchased by my uncle, Lud Rosen who was a partner with my dad back in 1974.  Through many expansions the plant is what it is today.  We have enjoyed working with the city and are proud to be in Long Prairie” says Tom Rosen, CEO, American Foods Group LLC. 

The Long Prairie Packing Company is expanding due to an increased market demand for processed meat, specifically Kosher.  Greg Benedict, American Foods Group’s COO and President says, “This expansion gives us the added opportunity to implement the latest food safety standards.  Additionally we will be able to produce Kosher meat for the largest Kosher hot dog maker in the world.”  This expansion will increase productivity by 25% and enhance food safety measures.

Providing over 370 jobs to the community, Long Prairie Packing Company is the 2nd largest employer to Long Prairie’s population of 3,800.  The completion goal of this expansion is February and an anticipated 30 new jobs to be created.  

“American Foods Group LLC has always been active in the Long Prairie community.  Lud Rosen donated the land for the softball fields and the Lud Rosen foundation helped develop it into the Rosen’s Sports Complex” explains Tom Rosen.  Bill Wallace adds that, “Long Prairie Packing Company is also actively involved in helping the local fire department, food pantry, church fundraisers, 4-H and FFA clubs.”

American Foods Group LLC is one of the largest red meat producers in the United States.  Processing and delivering over 4 million pounds of beef a day, American Foods Group LLC is a worldwide leader in the beef industry. Over 4,000 employees meet customer’s needs and provide on-time delivery of the freshest beef from America’s heartland.  As a vertically integrated company, American Foods Group LLC controls all aspects of product quality and safety from start to finish.  

This expansion has generated a demand for new employees.  Long Prairie Packing will be hosting a job fair on September 20th and 21st from 9:00 to 5:00 at the Postville Memorial Hall Facility located at 119 E. Green St. in Postville, Iowa.  Sergio Torres, the Long Prairie HR manager will be conducting on-site interviews and accepting applications.

Those interested in applying for positions at the Long Prairie Packing facility can telephone the company’s human resources manager at (320) 732-2171, or stop by the facility for an application.

For more information about American Foods Group, visit www.AmericanFoodsGroup.com.