Food processing pumps, known as feed mills, have been on the menu since the 1980s.
But the food processing industry has been on an emotional roller coaster since a deadly tornado tore through parts of Mississippi in October 2013.
The storm killed over 200 people, left tens of thousands homeless, and left millions without power.
A state-by-state report released this week estimates more than 20,000 people have died as a result of the storm.
Now, the company that built and operated the pumps is ready to reopen its doors after the devastating tornado.
In a statement, Food Processing Pump, Inc. said, “We are in full recovery mode and we are grateful for the outpouring of support we have received.
Our company has had a difficult week and we appreciate your understanding and support in this time of crisis.”
The company said the new facility, which is about 40 minutes north of Jackson, will reopen “in the coming weeks.”
The new facility will also have an expanded inventory of pumps that will allow customers to keep the pumps running as long as they have the money to pay for repairs.
The company has received about $7 million from the federal government to help pay for the rebuild.
But they have not yet received the state’s $1 billion Disaster Relief Grant.
The money will be used to build the new facilities and to help the state pay for other needs.
Food Processing Pump is one of several companies in the food manufacturing sector that has been hit hard by the storm and the ensuing reconstruction effort.
They also are the makers of more than 1,400 food products, including bread, cheese, bread, and cheese products, meats, soups, and other dairy products.
The company also makes food and packaging equipment and is the world’s largest processor of paper towels.