Progressive Processing Considers Major Expansion

Friday, January 14, 2022

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For the second time in just over two years, Progressive Processing is looking to invest millions of dollars to add capacity and jobs in the Greater Dubuque area.

Progressive Processing, the local manufacturing facility owned by Hormel Foods Corporation, is completing the planning and due diligence for a possible project that would invest $43,000,000 and add 38 high-quality jobs in the Dubuque Industrial Center West. The proposed expansion is contingent upon application approvals and assistance from governmental entities, including the Iowa Economic Development Authority.

Agreements will be presented at the Dubuque City Council meeting on Tuesday, January 18, and at the Iowa Economic Development Authority Board Meeting on Friday, January 21.

In 2019, the company moved ahead with plans to expand their Dubuque facility and workforce. For that project, the company invested more than $13 million and created 58 new jobs.

Rick Dickinson, President and CEO of Greater Dubuque Development, said that the proposed project is proof-positive of the company's continued commitment to the Greater Dubuque area and the value of our community helping existing businesses grow. “Thanks to our innovative workforce solutions and existing business services, Progressive Processing and our communities are stronger because of our partnerships here in the Greater Dubuque area,” said Dickinson.

"We are proud to call Dubuque home and are excited to continue our growth in the community and provide quality job opportunities for this area, " said Joe Muzik, Plant Manager at Progressive Processing. 

Prospective employees may visit and search by Progressive Processing to learn more about job opportunities.

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