General Mills’ Illinois Plant Expansion Approved by City Council

May 2, 2023
Expansion would add approximately 65,000 square feet of processing and warehouse floorspace.

The city council in Geneva, Ill., approved a General Mills Inc. proposal to expand its processing plant in the city at its May 1, 2023, meeting. The approved expansion would add 65,600 square feet of processing and warehouse space to the facility, according to local news reports.

In addition, the expansion includes parking lots for employees and trailers, as well as an additional access drive, official proposal documents show. New fencing, gates, storm sewer and stormwater management systems are included, and General Mills plans to preserve hundreds of trees on the site.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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