Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, a supplier of premium meats, celebrated the grand opening of Walnut Valley Learning Center, an onsite childcare facility beside the company’s headquarters in Arkansas City, Kansas, with a ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 18.
The 20,000-square-foot Creekstone Farms’ childcare center can accommodate more than 100 children in Cowley County, which faces a significant childcare shortage. It will impact employees with children but also the broader community, as it will free up space in other area childcare centers.
About 50 people attended the event, including: Creekstone Farms CEO Yoshinobu Takahashi; Kansas Department of Commerce Deputy Director, International Division Randi Tveitaraas Jack; City Manager Randy Frazer; Arkansas City Chamber of Commerce CEO Arty Hicks; Walnut Valley Learning Center Director Lora Walton; and Hutton designer Catie Shaffer.
“It is an honor to see this dream become a reality,” said Megan Stolle, VP of HR and EHS at Creekstone Farms.
“The pandemic brought a new shift of family values to the hearts and minds of the workforce, and it has been a privilege to work for such a compassionate company to see this project through.”
About Creekstone Farms
Creekstone Farms Premium Beef is USDA-certified by the Agricultural Marketing Service and supplies many of the nation’s top grocers and restaurants with a variety of meat products, including Premium Black Angus Beef, All-Natural Heritage Duroc Pork and value-added products.
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