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Gov. Pete Ricketts to help dedicate $111 million Cargill cooked meats facility in Columbus, Neb.


Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts will be among the dignitaries present to dedicate Cargill's $111 million cooked meats facility in Columbus, Neb., on Thursday, April 20, at 10:45 a.m. Announced in late 2015, the project to convert Cargill's fresh ground beef plant to a cooked meats operation adds capabilities the company previously did not have, provides new and existing customers with an expanded portfolio of protein offerings and nearly doubles employment at the facility.

This invitation-only dedication will include community civic and business leaders, state and federal legislators, Cargill employees, customers, construction contractors and other key stakeholders associated with the Columbus plant conversion project. Lunch follows the dedication, featuring a trendy Taco Bell food truck adorned with eye-catching graphics that will be serving Crunchy Tacos and Nacho Cheese Doritos® Locos Tacos containing cooked seasoned ground beef produced at Cargill's Columbus facility. 

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