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Vital Farms Plans On Expansion Of Egg Central Station

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Vital Farms has announced the expansion of Egg Central Station, its egg washing and packing facility in Springfield, Missouri.

The 150,000-square-foot facility has doubled in size, creating additional capacity that will allow Vital Farms to continue growing its pasture-raised egg business. The expanded facility will create more high-quality jobs for the Springfield community and is expected to generate more than $300 million in additional revenue for Vital Farms.

“Like everything across our business, Egg Central Station is a reflection of how we make decisions to support the long-term sustainability of our stakeholders who include farmers and suppliers, crew members, customers and consumers, communities and the environment, and stockholders,” said Russell Diez-Canseco, president and CEO of Vital Farms.

“It’s through this lens that we’ve created what I believe is the best food production facility in the country. We provide a work experience that’s rare for production, meaningfully investing in the health, safety, and financial well-being of our crew members. We’ve also thoughtfully designed the facility to conserve natural resources and spend time supporting the community around us.”

The expansion will be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver Certified and utilize solar panels, which reduces electricity use and greenhouse gas emissions. These environmental updates build on the many water and energy conservation initiatives Vital Farms prioritized when Egg Central Station first opened in 2017.

These features, that are all part of the expansion, include use of LED lights that improve energy efficiency by 50 percent, bioretention tools that conserve more than 700,000 gallons of water per year, a water filtration system that allows water reuse for up to four hours and a design that captures natural light and manages washroom humidity.

“Since Vital Farms opened Egg Central Station in 2017, they’ve been a role model to the Springfield business community, demonstrating how a company can successfully grow while doing right by people and the community,” said Matt Morrow, president of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce. “We applaud Vital Farms for this important milestone and thank them for continuing to invest in our vibrant city.”

Started on a farm in Texas in 2007, Vital Farms has become a national consumer brand that works with nearly 300 family farms and is a leading brand of pasture-raised eggs by retail dollar sales.

Vital Farms’ products, including shell eggs, butter, hard-boiled eggs, ghee and liquid whole eggs, are sold in more than 21,000 stores nationwide. Vital Farms pasture-raised eggs can also be found on menus at hundreds of foodservice operators across the country.

For more information, visit vitalfarms.com.

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