Jordan's Meats

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Jordan's Meats was an American meat packing company based in Maine, with plants at one time in Augusta, Bangor, and Portland.[1] Jordan's was one of the companies of Corporate Brand Foods America, purchased in 1997 by George N. Gillett Jr., then by Iowa Beef Processors (IBP) in January 2000.[1] IBP closed the Bangor plant in September, 2001, and transferred production to the Portland plant.[1] Tyson Foods acquired IBP in January 2000 and closed the company's remaining operations on February 1, 2005.[2] There were 285 employees at the Portland plant and distribution center when it closed.[2]

In 2006, Money Magazine listed Jordan's Meats as one of the biggest employers in the area, with 500 employees.[3]

On May 6, 2010, the building formerly occupied by the company at Franklin Street and Middle Street caught fire. It was being demolished to make way for a condominium development before the fire broke out. No injuries were reported. The fire was most likely an accident, according to investigators.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Jordan's Meats to close Bangor plant". Bangor Daily News. July 10, 2001. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  2. ^ a b "Tyson Foods to shut down Jordan's Meats". Refrigerated Transporter. Penton Media Inc. 2004-12-13. Retrieved 2007-11-28. 
  3. ^ "MONEY Magazine: Best places to live 2006: Portland, ME snapshot". CNN. 
  4. ^ "Cause of Jordan's Meats fire will never be known". WCSH 6. May 7, 2010. Retrieved 2011-12-30.