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New ham facility in North Carolina

About 300 new jobs have been created by the opening of a new Smithfield Packing boneless cooked ham facility in Kinston, North Carolina, US.

The new $100 million plant features technologies designed to enhance food safety, improve food quality and reduce water consumption. It initially will produce approximately 41 million kg of pork products on yearly basis, including products like deli ham and sliced lunch meat.
 
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The new plant is the company's second in Kinston and its seventh plant in the state of North Carolina. Smithfield, US's largest pork producer, employs 11,000 workers in the state.
 
The plant will contribute over $1.5 million in annual wages to the local economy.
 
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