Land OFrostMADISONVILLE, Ky. (1/5/18) — Madisonville-Hopkins County Economic Development Corp. announced Land O’Frost will add 15-20 permanent jobs at the production facility in Madisonville as a result of the company’s expansion and modern upgrades.

The meat processing plant in Madisonville currently employs more than 200 people. A special hiring event is set to take place 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday at the Kentucky Career Center-JobNet at 755 Industrial Road, Madisonville, for those interested in applying for the second and third shift production and sanitation tech positions. Starting wage is $12 per hour, according to the company’s recent Facebook post.

The EDC said Land O’Frost is converting an additional 10,000 square feet into a production area and modernizing the existing 200,000-square-foot location for continued growth.

The company, established 60 years ago and headquartered in Munster, Indiana, employs 1,000 at three locations including the Madisonville facility, where lunch meat, sausage, franks and specialty meats are pre-packaged. The other production facilities are located in Lansing, Illinois and Searcy, Arkansas.

“Our operations in Madisonville are an important part of our overall production capability, and we are excited to continue our investment in the local community,” said Land O’Frost Vice President of Operations Mike Bartikoski. “This expansion will support our overarching growth strategy and enable us to continue to meet the evolving needs and expectations of families across the country for years to come.”

EDC said the jobs and plant expansion are a positive step for the community in solidifying the top-notch company’s commitment to Madisonville.

“We are extremely pleased by this expansion and excited by what it means for our work community, as Land O’Frost is such a vital entity in Madisonville,” Madisonville Mayor David Jackson said. “The city is very grateful to see this kind of development and pledges its support to aid in bringing about more just like it.”

Hopkins County Judge-Executive Donald Carroll is also pleased about the new job opportunities for area residents.

“Land O’Frost has been a good neighbor and a positive contributor to our community and our local economy,” Carroll said. “We thank them for their continued investment in Hopkins County and wish them continued success.”

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Doreen Dennis
SurfKY News Director
Region 2

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