Clemens Food Group, a sixth generation family owned pork business, has partnered with Gray Construction on a new smoked meats processing facility in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. The companies broke ground on the new facility that will support increased smoked meats and cooked sausage production.

Clemens, a vertically-coordinated pork processor, selected Gray to design and build its new 308,000-square-foot expansion to its Hatfield campus after partnering on the company’s first greenfield operation in Coldwater, Michigan.

Owning brands such as Hatfield, Farm Promise, and Premium Reserve, Clemens is the fifth largest pork processor in the U.S. The new operation will allow an increase of production to better serve its customers across the country.

The groundbreaking ceremony included an official “turning of the dirt” on site with speakers including Doug Clemens, Stephen Gray, Brian Moyer, facilities & maintenance at Clemens Food Group, and Brad Clemens, senior vice president of Clemens Food Group. Guests consisted of local government officials, partners, employees, and friends.

The expansion is expected to create some 90 jobs over 3 years, and at peak construction, some 300 workers will be on site.

About Gray

Gray is a fully integrated, international service provider deeply rooted in engineering, design, construction, and smart manufacturing services. Consistently ranked among the top five industrial contractors in the U.S., we focus on the following markets for domestic and international customers: Food & Beverage, Manufacturing, Automotive, Distribution, Mission Critical, and Commercial.

Founded in 1960, Gray has grown to encompass a complementary family of brands designed to augment and enhance each other’s specialized capabilities without gaps or redundancies. Our robust offering—which includes strategy, operational improvements, construction, extensive engineering, automation & controls, and equipment manufacturing—enables us to create one-of-a-kind solutions at the highest levels of customization, delivering unmatched precision and partnership to some of the world’s most sophisticated organizations.