Smithfield Foods announces expansion at Grayson facility

October 6, 2018

GRAYSON, Ky. — Smithfield Foods Inc. announced a $1.2 million expansion at its Grayson, Kentucky, facility, which will increase production capacity by 20 percent.

In a new release announcing the expansion, Smithfield said it is hiring 40 full-time positions. Available positions include general production, maintenance and engineering trainee.

“Now is the perfect time to start a new career with Smithfield,” Sheri Wallace, human resources manager for Smithfield’s Grayson facility, said in the release. “Beyond the above-average pay and highly competitive benefits, Smithfield’s employees can participate in a variety of company-organized initiatives that encourage community involvement, career advancement, and personal development. The resources available to our employees are unrivaled by many, especially within the Tri-State area.”

Those interested can apply online at smithfieldfoods.com/careers.

The Grayson facility produces Smithfield-brand spiral sliced hams.

“In the last several years, our growth has allowed us to invest in our facilities and create new opportunities for those living in the communities we call home,” Jeff Salyer, Grayson plant manager for Smithfield Foods Inc. said in the release. “We are proud to invest in Grayson and look forward to welcoming new members of the Smithfield Family at this facility, which helps put holiday hams and other mealtime favorites on millions of tables each year.”

The Grayson facility currently employs more than 570 residents from Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia and is located along Interstate 64.

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