MK Meats, a locally owned custom meat processing plant and retail butcher shop in Unadilla, Nebraska, plans a new 6,000-square-feet facility.
The facility doubles the size of the existing meat-processing plant. The facility will open for business in July.
Owners Tom and Joni Hruby purchased MK Meats in 1995, and Tom Hruby said the shop has been turning business away and needed to expand.
MK Meats currently employs four full-time people (including the Hrubys) and has seven part-time positions. When the new facility opens, MK Meats will add two more full-time and up to two part-time positions. The long-term plan is to hire two more full-time employees sometime in the next two years.
MK Meats says the new facility has a customized ozone sanitation system, which is a foaming system that sanitizes the equipment and rooms used for processing.
The facility also will be powered by six compressors that Tom Hruby can monitor remotely from a computer or smartphone.