Tuesday October 9, 2012
Jack Link’s Acquires New Factory
Minong, WI — Link Snacks, Inc., owners of Jack Link’s Beef Jerky, has acquired a packaged meat snack manufacturing facility in Bellevue, NE.
The company says the acquisition will allow it to expand its production capacity to keep up with growing consumer demand. According to the Nielsen Co., the meat snacks category has grown nearly 13 percent during the past year.
The factory previously belonged to Skylark Meats, LLC, a subsidiary of American Foods Group LLC, and the company reports the transaction is expected to be complete by the end of October, though the terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Jack Link, CEO and chairman of the board, says: “Skylark Meat's Bellevue plant is a perfect fit for our business, with an experienced workforce and management team. The addition of this plant gives us the opportunity to expand on our existing manufacturing operations and enhance our ability to meet our customers' needs.”