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Michael Foods announces plan for facility

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A Minnesota-based food processor and distributor has announced an $87 million project in south-central Iowa that promises to create hundreds of jobs.

Michael Foods announced Friday that it will build a 15,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility in Norwalk.

The company, whose brands include Crystal Farms dairy products, Simply Potatoes and Better'n Eggs, says it will begin construction in April and will likely expand within the next five years.

Norwalk Economic Development Director Hollie Askey says Michael Foods had considered building the facility in Nebraska, prompting city leaders to fight hard to secure the deal.

The project is expected to bring as many as 150 jobs to Norwalk.

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