Attorneys representing Northern Beef Packers will be in court Thursday afternoon asking for financing to sell the plant and get it back up and running again.
The Aberdeen plant laid off nearly all of its workers and filed for bankruptcy at the end of July.
The closed Aberdeen beef plant wants to borrow more than $2 million so it can hire an investment firm to sell the 420,000 square-foot facility in Aberdeen.
Northern Beef Packers says the investment firm would look for bids for the plant that was forced to shut down in July less than a year after opening. Northern Beef says its plan offers the best chance to resume operations and restore jobs to the community. It wants the sale of the plant to close by the end of the year.
A preliminary hearing to secure the financing to pay for the firm to sell the plant will be held this afternoon in federal court.