Progressive Processing, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corporation, is shifting a production line for SPAM products from Fremont, Nebraska, to its Dubuque facility. Progressive Processing is expected to create 58 jobs, bringing total employment to over 400, with the $13 million capital investment.
The Dubuque plant originally opened in January 2010 to produce Hormel® Compleats® microwave meals and canned chunk chicken. It was the first food processing plant built by Hormel in 25 years and the only refrigerated food processing facility to possess Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at any level. The plant was later expanded in 2014 to produce the SPAM® family of products and Hormel® Real Bacon Bits.
This past summer, Crown Holdings, Inc. a leading manufacturer of packaging for the food and beverage industry announced they were relocating its production facility from Omaha to Dubuque so they can better support Hormel in supplying specialty shaped cans for their Spam line.