JBS Cactus Aquatic Center Funded Through Hometown Strong Now Open to the Community

Press Release Jul 07, 2022
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JBS USA is providing an update on how its Hometown Strong funds are being invested in Cactus, Texas. The company has worked closely with local leaders to identify how best to meet immediate and longer-term community needs.

Of a $3.3 million initial investment in Moore County, JBS USA contributed $500,000 to construct the Cactus Aquatic Center, a state-of-the-art public aquatics and recreational facility, for the community.

JBS Cactus hosted a grand opening of the aquatic center on Sun., July 3, officially welcoming more than 200 community members ahead of Independence Day.

“We are proud to partner with City of Cactus and Texas Parks & Wildlife to bring this amazing resource to the community,” said Manny Guerrero, JBS Cactus General Manager. “We had a fantastic showing at our grand opening, and it is our hope that the Cactus Aquatic Center will serve our team members and neighbors for many years to come.”

In addition, the company has funded the below Hometown Strong projects to date:

  • The Dumas Independent School District received $525,000 to expand and improve the Dumas Demon Dome.
  • The Moore County Hospital District Rehabilitation Department received $250,000 to support equipment upgrades in the new patient care wing and upgrades to the entrance.
  • The City of Dumas received $250,000 to make upgrades to the Dumas Little League Complex.
  • The Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center of Dumas received $225,000 to aid with renovations.
  • The City of Cactus received $200,000 to develop and improve the current baseball field, install new volleyball and Sepak Takraw courts, build restrooms and concession stands and improve native landscaping.
  • The City of Sunray received $75,000 to fund updates to Painters Park and Greg Smith Memorial Park, including playgrounds, benches, and picnic and fitness areas.
  • The Moore County YMCA received $35,000 to upgrade the scoreboard and renovate the women’s locker room facility.
  • The Sunray Youth Baseball and Softball Association received $22,500 to purchase two new scoreboards, a press box for the softball field, a pitching machine for youth divisions, a triple-door refrigerator for the concession stand and sports equipment for each division.
  • More projects are being evaluated now, with the assistance of local community leaders.

Furthermore, a Hometown Strong investment of $8 million is also being allocated to develop affordable housing in the area. To date, 128 lots have been approved for development in Dumas and Cactus. 

The JBS USA Cactus beef production facility employs nearly 3,300 people with an annual payroll of more than $140 million. The facility supports more than 50 producers, paying them more than $2 billion per year for their livestock.

Hometown Strong is a $100 million initiative that was developed to strengthen the communities where JBS operates. Funds are being directed to the communities where JBS team members live and work in the U.S. and Canada. Hometown Strong is one of the largest community investment programs of its kind.