Gov. Laura Kelly will be in Arkansas City today to tour the Creekstone Farms Premium Beef plant and present the company with an award as the state’s Exporter of the Year.
Creekstone won the honor for 2020 but a ceremony was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Kelly is scheduled to arrive at the plant in the Goff Industrial Park at 1:30 today and take a tour led by general manager Rudy Steiner, according to information provided by Creekstone.
An awards ceremony is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. with Kelly making remarks and presenting a trophy.
Lt. Gov. David Toland will join Kelly.
Creekstone was one of five finalists for the honor along with Kice Industries of Wichita, Petron Plus Global of Hutchinson, Dragon-Line of Ulysses, and Compass Minerals of Overland Park.
“Creekstone Farms is an impressive Kansas company, whose beef can be found in nearly every corner of the world,” Kelly said in a press release last year.
The released added that Creekstone sends premium beef to 68 foreign markets, and that the company said 20 percent of its sales are generated from export.