ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The city of St. Joseph will soon be seeing job growth as two local companies expand their operations.

Triumph Foods, a pork processing operation, plans to create 72 new jobs with a capital investment of $1.5 million. The company, headquartered in St. Joseph, began processing operations in 2006 in the city. Today it has a work force of over 2,800. The company processes in excess of six million hogs each year. Triumph Foods looks forward to adding new machinery and equipment with the expansion.

St. Joe Petroleum in St. Joseph, Mo.

Not too far away is St. Joe Petroleum, a distributor of oil lubricants including Phillips66 products, Shell, Mobil and American Oil brands. St. Joe Petroleum plans to create three new jobs with a capital investment of $110,000. The family-owned business original began with just one tank wagon driver.

Back in March 2017, another company announced that it would be bringing jobs to the St. Joseph area. Altec Industries announced that they plan to add 105 news jobs in the St. Joseph area over the next three years. Altec Industries provides products and services to the electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, lights and signs and contractor markets.  Altec Industries plans to create the new jobs by investing in personal and real property improvements, as well as manufacturing and non-manufacturing machinery and equipment.

Lastly, the City of St. Joseph will assist with the growth of Johnson Controls, a company involved in building products and technology, integrated solutions, energy storage and information-based retail solutions. Johnson Controls plans to create 51 new, full-time jobs with a capital investment of close to $36 million.

“More and more businesses are turning to Missouri to connect with the best workers in the nation and find success,” said Gov. Eric Greitens, “This means hundreds of Missourians will have more opportunities to find good jobs. We look forward to seeing these companies continue to grow in our state.”