Beyond Meat announced in June that it will increase its manufacturing footprint in Columbia from 30,000 to 100,000 sq. ft. Demand for Beyond Meat's innovative plant-based products continues to skyrocket. This expanded capacity will help support Beyond Meat's popular line of plant-based fresh meat products as well as provide for increased growth across new product launches moving forward. The new facility in Columbia will generate more than 250 new jobs in 2018.
"We first came to Missouri in 2009 to access the outstanding research being conducted at the University of Missouri. We have been investing in, and growing together with, Columbia, MO ever since, and I'm pleased to announce this latest manufacturing investment, our largest to date. Our expansion not only brings more jobs and opportunity to this special community but also furthers Missouri's position as a leader in the production of plant-based meat," said Ethan Brown, CEO and Founder of Beyond Meat.
REDI assisted Beyond Meat through its decision-making process and announcement in 2012 that it would locate in Columbia. REDI provided temporary office space for Beyond Meat during the construction of the production facility.