Post Holdings, Inc., St. Louis, Mo., announced plans for its Michael Foods business to build a 150,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility in Norwalk, Iowa.

Construction on the $85 million project is targeted to begin in the summer. The plant, which will process eggs and pre-cooked egg products, will be completed in 2019, and is expected to create 100-150 new jobs initially, ranging from entry-level to skilled in management, operations, finance and production.  

“We looked at numerous locations in the Midwest, and Norwalk had many advantages. We look forward to Michael Foods becoming a preferred employer in the area and being part of the community,” says Steve Schonhoff, senior vice president of integrated supply chain.

“We are delighted that the internal growth at Michael Foods supports this expansion,” says Rob Vitale, president and CEO of Post Holdings. “We believe it will further enhance our position as the nation’s leader in valued added egg products.”

Michael Foods, Minnetonka, Minn., produces under the Papetti’s and Simply Potatoes foodservice brands.