A new livestock food supplement plant planned for Calhoun County could mean as many as 600 new jobs for the area, at least temporarily.

Novus International Inc., announced their plans to build a plant on state highway 185 south of Bloomington, with construction set to begin in early 2019 and completion expected to be by the end of 2020. According to a report in the Victoria Advocate, the company will employ up to 600 people at least temporarily during the construction phase. After the plant is completed, the company expects to have 65 permanent full time jobs.