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The fine people of Greenleaf Foods, a maker of veggie burgers and other vegan food, broke ground Monday afternoon on a new facility in Shelbyville, Indiana. 

The company is investing $310 million in the new facility, which will be the largest of its kind in North America and have the potential to create as many as 450 jobs.

The company told media outlets the plant could start manufacturing as early as 2020, with plans to produce 60 million pounds of food annually at the new location.

WIBC host Tony Katz discussed the new location and investment in the Shelbyville community Tuesday morning.


“Welcome, and glad you’re here! This is about growth, and that is good for the state of Indiana and good for the Hoosiers who will be employed at the new facility. I’m against government telling you how to live your life and what you should eat. As far as jobs and individuals making their own decisions? I’m all for it. Welcome, Greenleaf. Welcome to the state of Indiana. Try the tenderloin.”

Click the link below to hear more from Tony Katz.