Safe Foods begins $14M expansion project in North Little Rock
Safe Foods Corp., the North Little Rock-based food safety management company, has started a $14 million expansion project that will increase production at its North Little Rock headquarters.
According to a news release Monday (June 6), the construction of a new blending plant will double the production capacity for Safe Foods’ organic food wash with the addition of a new reactor and two bulk storage tanks. The project also includes a new 55,000-square-foot packaging facility and warehouse that will allow Safe Foods to manufacture 19 additional product lines for PSSI that will be used to protect consumers from foodborne illness.
Plans also include the renovation of a rail spur and new unloading stations. The expansion is expected to be completed in early 2023 and will create at least 20 new jobs. There are currently 80 workers at the facility.
“Safe Foods is committed to ensuring a safer food supply and helping our clients achieve their goals,” Safe Foods president Chris Coleman said in a statement. “With this project, Safe Foods and PSSI will have expanded capacity to manufacture the intervention and sanitation products trusted by meat, poultry, and produce processors around the world. Our solutions are already used to protect over 350 million servings of food per day and this initiative will provide new opportunities to promote food safety.”
Contractors involved in the project include Porbeck Engineering, Lewis Architects Engineers, and Keet O’ Gary Construction.