Demand for beef jerky was rising, and the Jack Link’s upgraded plant in Alpena answered the call. Link Snacks Inc., or LSI, which produces Jack Link’s products, completed a 26,000 sq. ft. addition to its plant and has invested in the expansion of the Alpena wastewater treatment plant. The upgrades brought 75 more jobs to the massive jerky plant within five years. The project was supported by NMTC financing from Chase, Dakotas America, and Midwest Minnesota CDC.The water treatment facility cost $9.1 million to build.