Scoular, a company producing freeze-dried protein ingredients for the pet food industry, broke ground in Seward on August 6th. Accompanying Scoular executives including Paul Mass, CEO of Scoular were Governor Pete Ricketts and other state and city leaders. The 105,000 sq. ft. facility, with an investment of greater than $50 million, will create close to 100 new jobs when in operation. Hiring is expected to begin in the beginning of 2020.
Scoular is a 127-year-old, employee owned company, provides a variety of grain, feed ingredients, and food ingredients around the globe.
“Scoular is a homegrown Nebraska company that has been creating jobs in our state since the 1800s. The groundbreaking of the freeze-drying facility is an exciting day for Seward. It’s another example of the manufacturing strength and economic growth that has helped Nebraska lead the nation in new investments each of the last three years,” stated Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts.
The City of Seward is served electrically as a wholesale customer of Nebraska Public Power District.