Jack Link’s Won't Reopen Jerky Plant

It was ravaged by floods in March.

In summary:

  • Minong, WI-based Jack Links is the company known for its jerky and other meat snacks (and the giant Sasquatch mascot).
  • The company had another plant in eastern Nebraska, but it was ravaged by floods in March. 
  • The facility was overwhelmed and the company finally decided that it was no longer viable. 
  • The company performed extensive testing on the plant, but determined that they couldn’t meet internal product and workforce safety standards. 
  • Approximately 60 people worked at the plant in Bellevue, Neb.
  • Jack Link's is trying to find jobs for the employees at other facilities.