KYS Foods ready to go into production after ribbon cutting

KaiYen Mai and her son celebrate ribbon cutting

An estimated 200 people turned out today for the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new KYS Foods facility at the West Nebraska Regional Airport Industrial Park

KYS president KaiYen Mai is moving her family's pork and Asian beef jerky processing plant from San Francisco to Scottsbluff due to rising costs. Mai told the crowd she intends to stay in the valley for a long time and is hoping for a stable work force like she had in California. The plant will be operational in a week or two.

Mai thanked everyone who helped her in any way to make the transition from California to Scottsbluff. Incentives offered by the state and local governments assisted in construction of the $4,2 million plant by developer Irv Rushall.

The new plant will use Nebraska-grown beef and pork to produce into Asian-style jerky and sausage. The plant will employ 26 people.

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