This press release on the Sigma website does not specifically say the acquisition is West Liberty Foods. However, the local facility that announced in October of 2022 that it was closing, is the only company in Mount Pleasant that fits the specs of a food production plant. This release also does not say how many jobs will be available, however there have been some indications that it may be 150.
San Pedro Garza Garcia, N.L. Mexico, March 30, 2023 – Sigma Alimentos, S.A. de C.V. (“Sigma”), a company
dedicated to the production, marketing, and distribution of quality branded foods, announces the
acquisition of a food production plant in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa for US $12.4 Million. The plant will produce
lunchmeats from the Bar-S and FUD brands which will be distributed nation-wide.
“This investment is part of our ongoing efforts to expand capacity in the region to better serve customers and
consumers, as well as to continue delivering value to all stakeholders. We look forward to creating strong ties
with the local community through our first facility in Iowa”, said Jesus Lobo, Sigma US CEO.
Sigma is a leading multinational food company operating in 18 countries throughout North and South America and Europe. With 65 plants
and 183 distribution centers, the company produces, commercializes, and distributes quality branded foods, including packaged meats,
cheese, yogurts, plant-based and other refrigerated and frozen foods. Sigma’s diversified portfolio includes over 100 brands spanning
across different categories and market segments, such as FUD, Campofrio, Bar-S, San Rafael, Aoste, La Villita, Fiorucci, Chimex, Navidul,
Justin Bridou, and Sosua, to name a few.