Cold Spring, MN, Complex

Pilgrim’s to Expand Cold Spring Plant

Pilgrim’s expanded its Cold Spring, Minn., facility, a move that will boost employment by about 10 percent or 130 people – and give central Minnesota growers a larger market for their chickens.

The $75 million expansion added 50,000 square feet to the existing processing plant, including a new cafeteria, larger break room, lunchroom and bathrooms.

The expansion will increase daily production of chicken products, including Pilgrim’s Just Bare chicken brand.

As part of its Hometown Strong initiative, Pilgrim’s also invested $575,000 in the city to help bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic, including creating outdoor recreation areas, constructing an emergency services training room and donating to the local Big Brothers Big Sisters program.