New tenants are moving into the vacant Butterball plant in Montgomery, IL. The former turkey products plant will be a lunch meat facility.

Well that kind of move makes sense. I'm guessing that lunch meat makers need similar equipment that Butterball needed for their turkey products.

I'm betting the re-calibration won't take as long either to get it up and running quickly. I mean I'm no engineer, but it's just an educated guess.

With that being said it also means more jobs coming to Illinois.

According to WREX, the lunch meat and specialty meat makers of Carl Buddig is taking over the old Butterball plant that's been vacant since July.

The "company say they will create 250 to 300 new jobs in the coming year. Production at the 280,000-square-foot facility will start this spring and it will be Carl Buddig's fourth manufacturing site in the state. It expands the company's Illinois workforce to more than 1,800 employees."

Cool that's coming really soon.

They have "posted job openings online. They say they believe there may be trained workers living in the area because the facility previously was a meat processing plant."

To learn about their job openings and to apply, click here.

To learn more about Carl Buddig and the products they offer, click here.




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