(Underwood) The opening of a new business is sparking enthusiasm in a small southwestern Iowa community. After sitting empty for a year, a Wisconsin Company under the name of “Jack Links Beef Jerky” brand has moved into the former Oriental Trading facility located just south of Underwood.
The Minong, Wisconsin Company, maker of snack meats is spending $9.4 million dollars on the facility. Company Officials say they plan to employ 130-workers, to handle inbound and outbound shipments of the company’s products and eventually do some packaging work.
Currently, 18-people are on the payroll working to get the operation up and running.
January 30, 2012