Beck’s Hybrids announced today plans to expand operations at the Atlanta, Ind., headquarters with a $60 million investment in processing, production, research and distribution facilities, as well as creating new jobs over the next four years.
New construction projects for 2014 include two new 4,000-square-foot greenhouses and the expansion of the Biotechnology Building. Beck's will also add four machinery storage buildings for trucks and seed equipment.
In the next three to four years, the expansion at the headquarters includes an additional soybean seed processing tower that is expected to produce one million bags of seed in the first year with the capability of additional quantities in the future. As growth continues, new seed drying and storage facilities will be constructed.
As part of an initiative with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) and Hamilton County, Beck's Hybrids will expand operations at the headquarters and add 100 new jobs by 2017. Beck's currently employs 400 full-time employees. Other investments during the expansion include warehouse renovation, seed production storage, seed equipment and office renovation.
Construction will begin this summer and take approximately three to four years to complete.