- Associated Press - Friday, September 30, 2016

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Agribusiness giant Cargill has selected the building site housing the Wichita Eagle as its new headquarters for its protein operations.

The company said in a news release Friday that the property would be redeveloped into a newly constructed office complex accommodating about 800 people.

Cargill says it has signed a letter of intent with a local investment group to acquire and develop the site, without disclosing the terms.

Wichita is home to the company’s beef business and its turkey and cooked meat business, which includes deli meats. Its processed-protein services, such as its North American egg business and food distribution, also are located in Wichita.

In May, the company announced plans to keep its protein operations in Wichita.

Cargill anticipates moving into the new facility by the end of 2018.

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