200 jobs planned for St. Joseph

St. Joseph’s economy continues to grow steadily as local companies like Triumph Foods and St. Joe Petroleum are choosing to expand and create new jobs in the process. With help from the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce and the State of Missouri, each company looks forward to achieving their goals.

“More and more businesses are turning to Missouri to connect with the best workers in the nation and find success. And this means that hundreds of Missourians will have more opportunities to find good jobs. We look forward to seeing these companies continue to grow in our state,” said Gov. Eric Greitens.

Triumph Foods, a pork processing operation, plans to create 72 new jobs with a capital investment of $1.5 million. With a workforce of over 2,800 today, the company began processing operations in 2006, in St. Joseph, MO, where it is headquartered. The company processes in excess of six million hogs each year, and are looking to add some new machinery and equipment.

Not too far away, St. Joe Petroleum, a distributor of oil lubricants including Phillips66 products, as well as Shell, Mobil, and American Oil brands, plans to create three new jobs with a capital investment of $110,000. Being a family-owned business, the owners started with just one tank wagon driver so they can be more than proud of their recent growth. unnamed (2)

Back in March of 2017, more good news was revealed for St. Joseph as Altec Industries announced that they plan to add 105 new jobs in the St. Joseph area over the next three years by investing in personal and real property improvements as well as manufacturing and non-manufacturing machinery and equipment. Altec Industries is a provider of products and services to the electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, lights and signs, and contractor markets.

Finally, the City of St. Joseph will be assisting the growth of Johnson Controls, a global leader in building products and technology, integrated solutions, energy storage and information-based retail solutions. The company plans to create 51 new, full-time manufacturing jobs with a capital investment of almost $36 million.