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Smithfield permitted for $12 million expansion

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — One of Sioux Falls' largest employers is getting bigger.

Smithfield Foods has received a city permit to build a $12.5 million holding barn addition at its meat processing plant. The Argus Leader says Smithfield received a permit in May for a holding barn addition totaling $2 million.

Smithfield is a subsidiary of WH Group of China and employs 3,400 people in Sioux Falls.