MTPR

Great Falls Area Concerned Citizens

Roughly 300 people attended an event Saturday Night in Great Falls organized by Great Falls Area Concerned Citizens opposing the proposed Madison Food Park
Corin Cates-Carney

As a Canadian company decides how to proceed with its stated plans for an industrial slaughterhouse in Great Falls, which could provide thousands of new jobs, an opposition movement is trying to keep it away from town.

MFP PROJECT ARCHITECTURAL & ENGINEERING FIRM EPSTEIN GLOBAL, INC.

A Great Falls group trying to stop a large new livestock slaughter facility from coming to town is hosting a public forum Saturday night.

MFP project Architectural & Engineering Firm EPSTEIN Global, Inc.

The Alberta-based livestock company Friesen Foods is proposing a 3,000 acre slaughterhouse and food processing facility outside of Great Falls.

Meat processing plant file photo.
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Preliminary plans for the state’s largest slaughterhouse and meat processing plant are being laid in Cascade county.

Friesen Foods, an Alberta, Canada-based company, has purchased 3,018 acres of undeveloped farmland east of Great Falls to build the Madison Food Park complex, which Friesen says will employ 3,000 people and export thousands of tons of meat to consumer markets throughout North America.