Meat plant expected to reopen soon to process pet products

WEST POINT, Neb. (AP) — The vacant meat plant in West Point may soon be processing pet products. The Norfolk Daily News reports ( http://bit.ly/2aoSsSw ) that United Pet Products is taking over the former Wimmer's and Land O'Frost plant. United Pet Products will handle treats such as dog bones,...

WEST POINT, Neb. (AP) — The vacant meat plant in West Point may soon be processing pet products.

The Norfolk Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2aoSsSw ) that United Pet Products is taking over the former Wimmer's and Land O'Frost plant. United Pet Products will handle treats such as dog bones, jerky and chews.

More than 100 people turned out for a hiring fair Saturday morning. Around 70 workers are being sought.

United Pet co-owner Troy Becker says plant operations should begin Aug. 15.

Land O'Frost bought the Wimmer's plant in 2012 and closed it May 1, 2015, eliminating jobs for 127 employees.

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Information from: Norfolk Daily News, http://www.norfolkdailynews.com

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