Spalding producer Dalehead Foods has promised its 300 employees the full benefits of its multi-million pound refurbished base in the town.
The project to improve the Fulney Lane site which supplies meat products to major retailer Waitrose was funded by East Midlands Pork Producers in partnership with the European Union and a £2.4 million investment from the Government through Defra.
A plaque was unveiled at the site to mark the completion of the 18-month project to refurbish both the abattoir and processing plant, including better changing areas, that will enable the firm to penetrate the US export market.
Seamus Rooney, managing director of Dalehead Foods, said: “We are a major employer in Spalding and this latest investment will ensure that every part of our facility in the town is truly world class.
“The investment now means that our 300 colleagues will benefit from a new staff building and upgraded changing areas, as well as a new high-tech lorry wash, a state-of-the-art carcass grading system and a new 500 sq metre pre-chill extension.
“This upgrade to our facility reaffirms our commitment to our Spalding operation and will, I have no doubt, prove beneficial to both the local economy and East Midlands British Pork Producers.”