A subsidiary of Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) will break ground Thursday afternoon on the first part of a $9.5 million investment at its Greensburg complex. K.B. Specialty Foods says it will begin construction of a new wastewater treatment system, which is expected to be complete next summer.
The company says the new system will include technology to modernize the disposal of food byproducts. It will have the ability to capture biogas and burn it to generate electricity. Once the new system is operational, the old tank will be removed.
The company says the project will improve air quality in the city and advance Kroger’s commitment to improving the environment.
Greensburg Mayor Dan Manus will join K.B. Specialty officials for the ground breaking. ceremony, which is scheduled for 1:00. K.B. Specialty, which has been located in Greensburg for more than 40 years, employs 270 people at the facility.