Carl Buddig and Company has acquired an additional manufacturing facility in Montgomery, IL, where it will establish its fourth manufacturing site in the state. Production at the 280,000-square-foot facility will begin this spring. The expansion will increase the Carl Buddig Illinois-based workforce to more than 1,800 employees. In June 2017, the company purchased Rupari Food Services in a bankruptcy sale that saved the jobs of 200 employees
“Expanding our manufacturing footprint to relieve pressure from current facilities and add capacity to address growing production demands from our customers has been a #1 priority for the company,” said Bob Buddig, CEO of Carl Buddig and Company. “When the Montgomery facility became available, we jumped on the opportunity immediately. The new plant enables the company to significantly expand production of existing products and new products to be developed in the future.”
Tom Buddig, Executive Vice President of Marketing of Carl Buddig and Company commented, “It is fitting the company is undertaking this expansion in the same year of celebrating its 75 Anniversary. Servicing our customers’ needs and serving up great tastes for consumers got us to where we are today. This expansion is an important step in making sure this continues and prepares our family owned company for the next 75 years and generations to follow.”
The expansion will create an additional 250 to 300 jobs in the coming year, according to Dan Wynn, Chief Operating Officer of Carl Buddig and Company. He pointed out that the company is not simply transferring jobs from its current facilities, but will create new jobs to accommodate growth and work more efficiently. Buddig’s corporate office will remain in Homewood, IL, and production will continue in all of its South Holland, IL, facilities.
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