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Kraft Heinz plant in Mason City set for multi-million dollar expansion


This news story was published on May 18, 2019.
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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.

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20 Responses to Kraft Heinz plant in Mason City set for multi-million dollar expansion

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 21, 2019 at 6:21 am

    Gosh durnit dem brown people stealing our jobs.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2019 at 10:39 am

    1000,S WOULD COME AND WORK, IF THEY CAN PASS THE DRUG TEST

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      Allen Reply Report comment

      May 19, 2019 at 12:45 pm

      Good point!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 19, 2019 at 5:38 pm

        Good point, based on what evidence Allen?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 20, 2019 at 7:26 am

          A lot of company’s don’t even test anymore unless there is a accident or promotion. They have found they just can’t get people if they test. The ones that still do test because their insurance requires it.

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            Anonymous

            May 20, 2019 at 10:17 am

            Who does not test? Maybe l can get a job.

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            Anonymous

            May 20, 2019 at 5:53 pm

            You probably can, at least until you have a accident and they test you.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    big deal 32 jobs how about the thousands of jobs the city promised were coming when they kicked prestage out of town

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 18, 2019 at 6:18 pm

      Did the city really ‘kick out’ Prestage???? Seems like most of the city council was for the Prestage project. But as usual, the coalition of geriatric curmudgeons in this town went and made a circus side show at city council meeting s and sunk the project. If this town is to ever grow again, we have to stop accommodating the lowest common denominator all the time.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 20, 2019 at 9:55 am

        Thousands of desperate working poor illegal males in their twenties. How terrible we missed that “growth opportunity” – what could possibly have gone wrong?

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      Allen Reply Report comment

      May 19, 2019 at 7:06 am

      Who do you suppose was going to work those “thousands of jobs There’s probably not 500 people in this town that want to work, if any of them do, they want to start at the top of the pay scale, work a week then quit.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 19, 2019 at 8:11 am

        They would come and you know it. They would come from towns all around Mason City. If you offer more money you will get workers.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 20, 2019 at 2:20 pm

          they would have come from towns all over central america and you know it. which brings up the question: just exactly what was in it for us who live here now? i understand that it is great for an el salvadorian used to work for a few pesos a day to to make an unbelivable 13 USD a hora illegally en el norte, but what was in it for us iowans, besides jacked taxes and ruined schools?

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            Anonymous

            May 20, 2019 at 8:39 pm

            Flies, stench and pollution in our water table.

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            Anonymous

            May 20, 2019 at 9:57 pm

            No all jobs at the Prestage facility would be menial labor at $13/hr. A packing plant requires business executives, managers, maintenance persons, refrigeration techs, IT professionals, office positions, etc. Not to mention all the ancillary business which will follow a plant of this scale such as third party cold storage, packaging suppliers, refrigeration contractors…I’m not so sure this type of development would ‘jack up’ our schools. Your kids might actually pick up Spanish form classmates which is actually a very marketable skill in todays workforce.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 19, 2019 at 5:44 pm

        Allen just an Amen poster who perpetuates myth and mis-information. He goes along to get along.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 19, 2019 at 6:38 pm

          You mean Allen-know-it-all? Comments on damn near every story.

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            Anonymous

            May 20, 2019 at 7:46 am

            Yup….. same Allen. He needs to get a life instead of trolling here all day.

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            Anonymous

            May 21, 2019 at 7:48 am

            Look who’s talking!