Colorado Premium, the Greeley, Colo.-based meat processing company serving retailers, restaurant chains and private label manufacturers worldwide, completed a $2 million expansion of its Denver facility, located in the Stockyard area. The project added and reconfigured 25,000 square feet of space to create processing areas for fresh ground beef, hand-cut steaks and marinated meats. Another 75,000 square feet of cold storage was also incorporated into the site as Colorado Premium Cold Storage. The company expects to add 100 more employees in Denver over the next two years.

“Despite the tough business climate of the past few years, we maintained our focus on creating new custom product lines and developing new delivery channels,” says Kevin LaFleur, president. “We pride ourselves on being a customer solutions-driven company, and we applied that same solutions-driven philosophy to our own business model. We reinvested in our infrastructure and created an economic development partnership with the city of Denver to support future job growth at the Denver plant.”

Founded in 1998 by former Con-Agra/Monfort executives Don Babcock and Kevin LaFleur, the company today produces more than 100 million pounds of beef and other protein products annually.