Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Intermountain Packing plans $20 million meatpacking plant on Idaho Falls' north side

The plant will be on Iona Road between Holmes Ave and North 15 East.

Intermountain Packing, an offshoot of Intermountain Bison, is negotiating with the city of Idaho Falls over incentives to build on the south side of Iona Road between Holmes Ave and North 15 East. The project calls for a 50,000-square-foot plant on nine acres of land with a total capital investment of $20 million. 

Construction is currently projected to begin in September and is expected to take one year to complete. The company says it will create approximately 200 full-time jobs with wages of at least $15 per hour and medical, dental and vacation benefits.

Intermountain Bison is an Idaho Falls-based company founded by Roger Ball, whose business history in the area dates back decades and includes Ball Packing in Idaho Falls 1969, Golden Valley Natural and King B Jerky.

For the full story, read Sally Krutzig's story in the Post Register: $20M meatpacking plant looks at Idaho Falls, bringing 200 jobs