Scoular breaks ground on new manufacturing facility in Seward
State and civic leaders joined Scoular executives Aug. 6 in Seward to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new manufacturing facility. The facility establishes a new freeze-dried pet food ingredients business. Over $50 million will be invested to build this facility, which is expected to create nearly 100 new jobs once operational.
The 105,000-square-foot facility will bring research and development, meat processing, freeze drying and packaging together under one roof, creating protein ingredients for pet food suppliers.
Construction of the facility at the Seward/Lincoln Regional Rail Campus is estimated to take approximately 14 months, with the goal of being operational by fall 2020.
The groundbreaking ceremony was followed by a celebratory luncheon in Seward with Gov. Pete Ricketts, Sen. Mark Kolterman, Seward Mayor Josh Eickmeier, Scoular executives and members of the Seward County Chamber and Development Partnership and Seward City Council present, among other business partners in the community.
Read more in the Aug. 14 edition of the Seward County Independent.
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Hundreds of projects have been entered at the Seward County Fair and are being judged today. The fair officially opens tomorrow, Aug. 8. Pioneer Farm Family awards will be presented Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. at Harvest Hall. A concert featuring country music star Joe Diffie will be Friday night in the arena, followed by a figure 8 race on Saturday night and a demolition derby on Sunday night. Tickets for each event may be purchased at the gate.