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Burke Corporation Opens New 210,000 Square Foot Expansion

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Nevada, Iowa

Company looks to hire new jobs from the Nevada area

Burke Corporation (Nevada, Iowa) a subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) and an industry leader in foodservice fully cooked meat toppings and ingredients, announced the opening of its new 210,000 square-foot expansion at its facility.

“This is an exciting time for us, and we are thrilled to be adding this state-of-the-art expansion to our 420 inspired team members and the new jobs to the community,” said Chad Randick, president of Burke Corp. “The new addition has industry-leading sustainability features and helps us continue our efforts to operate a world-class food quality and safety facility.”

The company’s commitment to food safety, food quality and production efficiencies is apparent throughout the new sustainability features incorporated into the facility. The additions include a heat recovery system, high-pressure belt system and ammonia compressors and provide efficient processes to reuse heat and water usage throughout the facility.

“Not only will our new addition help us deliver first-class sustainability processes and results, but also continue to meet our growing customer demands and requests. Additionally, for our incredible team members, we offer even more ergonomic features which allows them to focus on providing our customers with the products they want while working safely and comfortably,” said Mike Dougherty, vice president of sales and marketing at Burke Corp.

“As a proud member of the Nevada community for 40 years, we are honored to bring the opportunity for our friends and neighbors to join us at Burke Corp. for a great career,” Randick added.

The new expansion will produce the company’s leading, branded products for the foodservice industry and increase efficiency to allow Burke to add capacity to meet customer limited time orders and new product introductions.

ABOUT BURKE

Burke Corporation is a leading manufacturer of fully cooked meats, supplying the highest quality products for the foodservice and prepared food industries. Headquartered in Nevada, Iowa, Burke Corporation is a subsidiary of Hormel Foods and manufactures and markets fully cooked meats and meat alternatives to be used as ingredients in a variety of applications – for pizzerias, Italian and casual restaurants, and manufacturers of prepared foods. Throughout more than 40 years in the topping business and 50 years in the pizza industry, Burke has spent decades honing their skills to create the best ingredients and give the customer exactly what they need, consistently. To learn more about Burke, visit www.BurkeCorp.com

About Hormel Foods – Inspired People. Inspired Food.

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across 75 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Columbus®, Wholly®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, , was named on the “Global 2000 World’s Best Employers” list by Forbes magazine for three straight years, is one of Fortune magazine’s most admired companies, has appeared on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” list for the 12th year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. The company lives by its purpose statement — Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ — to bring some of the world’s most trusted and iconic brands to tables across the globe. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and https://csr.hormelfoods.com/.