Daily’s Premium Meats Opens in St. Joseph

dailysDaily’s Premium Meats, a meat processing company specializing in “sliced-to-order” naturally smoked bacon, held its grand opening ceremony on Sept. 9. Daily’s expects to hire 212 employees during its first five years of operations.
The company announced the building of its 100,000 square foot facility, which is built to add more production capabilities and more employees in the future, in March of 2015.
Kelly Hattan, Daily’s President, and R. Patt Lilly, St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce President, spoke at the event. Lilly discussed the revitalization of the Stockyards, which started with Triumph Foods and includes numerous additions and expansions of additional companies, Daily’s included.
Those who attended saw a virtual tour of the plant and how bacon is made via video.

The company coming to St. Joseph is thanks in part to eight months of work on the Chamber’s behalf, and partnership and incentives provided by the City of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri Department of Economic Development, Missouri Finance Board, KCP&L, Missouri American Water and Missouri Gas Energy.

Daily’s® Premium Meats, owned jointly by Triumph Foods and Seaboard Foods, sells a variety of processed pork items from signature honey cured bacon to applewood smoked bacon to naturally smoked hams to breakfast sausages. The company produces ‘naturally’ wood-smoked bacon and uses only freshtrimmed pork bellies, supplied by Triumph and Seaboard Foods, to improve bacon quality and consistency.

Seaboard Foods is an integrated food company, with farm operations and pork processing, controlling the entire process every step of the way from before the farm to the plate. Together, Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods, owned by pork producers who are member-owners, have aligned their farm operations and pork processing, including genetics, pig nutrition, animal care, food safety and product quality, to ensure consistent,
wholesome premium pork products to its customers.

Daily’s was founded in 1893 in Missoula as a retail meat market. In the 1980s the company built its reputation as “the bacon specialists,” and opened a second plant in Salt Lake City in 1992. In 2005, Seaboard Foods acquired Daily’s, and Triumph Foods purchased a 50 percent interest in Daily’s Premium Meats in 2014.