GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) -- Montana Eggs LLC is planning an expansion of its plant on the northwestern edge of Great Falls so eggs produced by area Hutterite colonies be washed and graded at a USDA-certified facility.

Montana Eggs is a warehouse and shipping facility owned by numerous Hutterite colonies. John Wipf says currently, eggs are produced, washed and graded at 26 colonies, but those eggs don't receive a U.S. Department of Agriculture seal. The expansion would centralize that work at the Great Falls plant before the eggs are shipped to retail outlets.

Wipf tells the Great Falls Tribune that adding washing and grading at the Great Falls plant will create about 10 jobs.

On Tuesday, the Great Falls Planning Board recommended that Montana Eggs be annexed into the city and that city water and sewer services be extended to the facility.


Information from: Great Falls Tribune,

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