National Beef Packing Co., LLC, Kansas City, Mo., announced plans to expand capacity to its consumer-ready products plant in Moultrie, Ga.

"We are experiencing an increased demand for fresh consumer-ready protein products. The expansion will allow us to deliver on this growing opportunity," says Dave Davidson, vice president case-ready operations.

The more than $30 million project includes a facility expansion as well as new processing and packaging equipment and is expected to bring on approximately 100 additional employees to produce consumer-ready beef, pork and ground beef products.

"National Beef is committed to investing in projects that help us serve our customer requirements for high-quality products," Davidson says.

The expansion is scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2018.