A feed mill company is planning a $37-million dollar expansion in Sheldon.
Muscatine, Iowa based Deluxe Feeds, a division of Kent Nutrition Group, will increase capacity in Sheldon by adding five new pellet mills, two separate processing lines, high-efficiency packaging equipment, robotic palletizers, grain cleaning and packaging innovations along with a 50,000-square-foot warehouse.
Company officials say it is the fourth expansion to the Sheldon plant since 2003.
The city of Sheldon is taking steps to award Deluxe Feeds a full five-year tax rebate for the expansion project, which is projected to add 15 new jobs.
The project is expected to take 18 to 20 months to complete.
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