“Smithfield Foods, a $15 billion global food company, is opening its latest distribution center in Principio Business Park, bringing 240 jobs once it opens its doors.
Gov. Larry Hogan made the announcement Monday afternoon that Smithfield Foods, based out of Virginia, would build a 420,000-square-foot, state-of-the art facility in the Cecil County business park to better access the Northeast market through Interstate 95.
‘It’s a tremendous win for the state and for Cecil County that a global company like Smithfield Foods, which has worldwide brand recognition, has chosen to continue its growth in Maryland,’ Hogan said in a statement. ‘This new facility and the 240 new jobs it brings underscores our administration’s promise to make Maryland more business friendly and create job opportunities for our citizens.’”