Michael Foods Receives Economic Impact Award

The Greater Des Moines Partnership and Business Record honor company’s positive community impact ahead of opening

Norwalk, Iowa, Sept. 26, 2019 – Michael Foods was a recipient of this year’s Economic Impact Award presented by the Greater Des Moines Partnership. The award honors Des Moines businesses that demonstrate a meaningful impact on the local economy.

Michael Foods is opening a new facility in Norwalk this fall. To celebrate the opening of their new facility, the company is hosting a grand opening on October 3rd. Their new facility is anticipated to add 168 high-quality jobs within the first two years, highlighting their commitment to building up the future of Des Moines. The new, 150,000-square-foot facility will focus on precooked eggs and egg products. The new plant is the company’s first facility in the Des Moines area. It is additionally the first Certified Industrial Site in Iowa.

“We are honored to be receiving such a high-caliber award for Michael Foods,” commented Mark Westphal, president, Michael Foods. “It exemplifies the quality of our products and the amazing work we strive to provide to our customers.”

Michael Foods, headquartered in Minnetonka, MN, is a well-known leader in the food industry who delivers innovative food products and culinary solutions to foodservice distributors, food manufacturers and restaurants across the country.

Previous recipients of this award include Facebook, Holmes Murphy, Kum & Go, Windsor Windows & Doors, and many other established Des Moines businesses. The award recognizes organizations like these for their dedication to quality and opportunity.