Vital Farms to Build Another Egg Washing and Packing Facility

Building on the recent expansion of its first Egg Central Station, the new ECS in Seymour, Ind., will feature a flow-through design to improve safety and efficiency.

Like its predecessor in Springfield, the new Egg Central Station in Seymour will use robotics and other automation to improve production efficiency and quality.
Like its predecessor in Springfield, the new Egg Central Station in Seymour will use robotics and other automation to improve production efficiency and quality.
Vital Farms

Starting with a single farm in Austin in 2007, Vital Farms is now one of the largest pasture-raised egg brands in the U.S. The company continues to build out its production facilities, following on from a major expansion of its Springfield, Mo., facility two years ago to announce a brand new world-class egg washing and packaging facility in Seymour, Ind.

Expected to break ground in mid-2025 and be fully operational at the beginning of 2027, Egg Central Station (ECS) Seymour, Vital Farms’ second egg washing and packaging facility, will build upon key successes from the brand’s first ECS in Springfield. Built on 72 acres, the new facility will enable Vital Farms to continue growing its pasture-raised egg business, create 150+ jobs for the Seymour community in its first phase, and is expected to help generate more than $350 million in additional revenue for the brand in a push to its 2027 target of $1 billion.

ECS Seymour will build on the foundational key learnings and successes from the first ECS in Springfield, whose expansion achieved LEED Gold Certification in 2024. A Certified B Corporation, Vital Farms prides itself on its high animal welfare standards and transparency. The new facility, the company says, will feature similar environmental stewardship goals incorporated into the site plans, in addition to a flow-through design to improve safety and efficiency of the overall operation. It will also use industry-leading automation for processing equipment to improve overall production efficiency and quality.

Vital Farms currently works with more than 300 small family farms. With the new facility in Seymour, the company will be able to expand its network, supporting new farm development within a day’s drive of the new facility. Vital Farms expects the first phase of ECS Seymour to support about 165 family farmers.

“This is an exciting milestone for Vital Farms. We continue to invest in our robust and resilient supply chain to expand our network of family farmers and continue our mission to bring ethical food to the table,” says Russell Diez-Canseco, president and CEO of Vital Farms. “We are grateful for the outpouring of support we’ve received from the City of Seymour, Jackson County Industrial Development Corporation, and Indiana Economic Development Corporation, and we look forward to deepening our relationship and building an even stronger connection to Southern Indiana and its surrounding communities in the years ahead.”

With this investment, the state expects to not only bolster its existing $4.6 billion in annual exports but also support Hoosier farmers, accelerate rural development, and support continued quality of place enhancements in the Seymour area, according to Ann Lathrop, chief strategy officer at the Indiana Economic Development Corp. (IEDC).

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