Kraft Heinz Expansion Underway

The $229 million expansion project at the Kraft Heinz plant in Kirksville is underway.

When the Kirksville city council approved the financing deal last month, Kraft Heinz said they wanted to move fast to to have the upgrade the current facility’s production capabilities completed and in operation by October of this year. The bulldozers and diggers on the site are signs that construction is already in full swing. Along with the expansion of the facility comes an additional 69 jobs, raising the total number of full-time workers to 532.