Schuyler Protein Processing Plant
Schuyler is the county seat for Colfax County and was originally known as Shell Creek Station. Because of its central location, Schuyler has participated in four significant historical events: The Oregon Trail from 1836 to 1869; the Mormon Trail from the 1840s to the 1850s; the Transcontinental Railway in 1866; and America’s first transcontinental highway, the coast-to-coast Lincoln Highway project from 1913 to 1925. With a population of more than 6,200, Schuyler is a progressive, First-Class City with a growing multi-cultural population.
In 1969, the Spencer Foods Company built a beef packing facility to the west of Schuyler, where Cargill now resides today. Cargill is the largest employer in Colfax County, employing approximately 2,150 people. Our beef processing facility contributes to the Schuyler community through volunteer hours with the Cargill Cares Council and support of the local United Way. The Cargill Cares Council helps employees enrich their communities and holds volunteer events such as the annual Schuyler clean-up day, school supplies donation drive, food and personal hygiene drive and many more. Our on-site learning center is open to the public and provides ESL, GED, and Citizenship classes.