The City Council of Olathe, Kansas, received a request for $257 million in bonds for a state-of-the-art, high-volume, case-ready beef production facility. The proposal remains a bit of a mystery, coming from Delaware-based 1918 LLC, a subsidiary of an unidentified retailer.
The report told the council that the facility would employ nearly 700 workers and expect a payroll of $23.5 million. The request was submitted by a large accounting firm that could not reveal its client’s name. The facility’s proposed location would be on a 60-acre site along 169 Highway in the southwest area of Olathe.
The Olathe operation would then take over production of the Choice Beef cuts for most company stores, including Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
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