MASON CITY – The Kraft Heinz plant in Mason City is approved for a multi-million dollar expansion, bringing new jobs.
Councilman Paul Adams said Friday that Kraft Heinz has announced plans to invest $62.8M into Mason City with an expansion at their current location on 12th St. NW. The expansion will create 32 new jobs that will pay approximately $18.00 an hour and offer benefits.
“This is huge news for our city and North Iowa,” Councilman Adams said. He noted that the project was set to go before a state economic development board Friday, as the company was seeking state incentives.
According to Chad Schreck of the North Iowa Corridor, at the board meeting Friday morning, “the $62.8 million expansion project with Kraft Heinz Co. was approved. Greatly appreciate the investment and commitment in North Iowa, and the 32 new jobs coming to our community.”
The Des Moines Register reports that Kraft Heinz asked for $232,500 in tax breaks from the state and will also want a 10-year tax increment finance rebate worth $185,000 from the City of Mason City.