New pork processing plant will create 160 new jobs in Pleasant Hope

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced today that Moon Ridge Foods unveiled its new pork processing plant in Pleasant Hope, MO – one that will create 160 jobs in the surrounding area.

Moon Ridge Foods used almost all local labor for the construction of the facility, and they will offer wages and benefits for the new positions that are much higher than the region’s average.

“I am pleased to welcome Moon Ridge Foods to Pleasant Hope, where its investment and new jobs will make a huge impact in this community and the surrounding rural area, and further advance economic development in this key industry,” said Mike Downing, Director of DED.

The management is an experienced team with backgrounds at companies such as Tyson, Swift, Kraft Foods, Sara Lee, Excel, Columbus Foods, Seaboard Foods and Nestle.

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