Remembering the Mankato Packing Plant
December 10, 2020
Many Jewell County residents remember the Mankato Packing Plant which had its open house Oct. 15, 1967. Whether residents worked in the packing plant, lived in the area, or have been told about it, the packing plant deserves remembrance.
On June 13, 1966, The Mankato Commercial Development Association, Inc. signed a $694,642 contract with the Abbott Construction, Inc. of Salina to do general construction of the Mankato Packing Plant.The total project cost was $1,200,000.
A ground breaking ceremony was held at the site of the plant northeast of Mankato on June 20, 1966. The participants i...