US pork products processor Daily's Premium Meats is to build a plant in Missouri, its third production facility.

The company, a venture between Seaboard Corp. and US pork group Triumph Foods, will start construction at the site in St Joseph this summer. The 100,000 square foot plant is expected to be fully up and running next May. The US$41.5m project will create 212 jobs.

Daily's operates plants in Missoula in Montana and in Salt Lake City in Utah. Expanding to St. Joseph will put the company in closer proximity to its suppliers and strengthen its position to expand its customer base, a statement from Missouri's department of economic development said.