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Compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act, controlling costs and workforce training are among top industry priorities.


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Compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act, controlling costs and workforce training are among top industry priorities.

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Food Processing: Expansion Outpacing Consolidations

Compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act, controlling costs and workforce training are among top industry priorities.

Potato Chip Company Growing In Pennsylvania

Dieffenbach's Potato Chips Inc. plans create up to 100 new jobs at its new 188,000-square-foot potato chip manufacturing facility and warehouse in Bethel Township, PA.

High-Tech Greenhouse Creating 140 Jobs In Kentucky

Hydroponics startup AppHarvest will grow produce above ground with a $50 million investment in a reclaimed mine site in Eastern Kentucky's Pike County.

Blue Apron Adding 2,000 Jobs In New Jersey

The recipe and food delivery company will expand its New Jersey operations with a state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Linden, creating more than 2,000 jobs.

January / February 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 1)

Business Facilities' January / February 2017 issue features the winners of our annual State of the Year and Economic Development of the Year awards, Plus, auto manufacturing, food processing, and data centers, and we celebrate 50 years of building inspiration.

Diana Food Investing $50M In Georgia

The new food processing, manufacturing and R&D facility will create more than 80 new jobs in Banks County, GA.

Food Manufacturer Creating 226 Jobs With Second Tennessee Plant

Williams Sausage Company will invest about $37 million to expand with a second facility in Union City, TN.

Food Ingredient Company Investing $14.2M In Missouri

Kerry is expanding its liquid smoke product manufacturing facility in Greenville, MO with help from an incentive package from the Missouri DED.

Leclerc Foods Locating U.S. HQ In Tennessee

The food manufacturer will create 105 jobs with a $49 million investment in its second Kingsport, TN facility that will also include manufacturing and warehousing/distribution space. 

New Jersey: Pioneering The Future Of Food In The Garden State

New Jersey is leveraging its strength in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals to help the food processing sector deploy 21st century chemistry.

Armada Nutrition Creating 310 Jobs In Tennessee

The food packaging company will invest $2.1 million to expand its Spring Hill, TN operations.

Reser’s Fine Foods Investing $86.5M In Topeka, KS Plant

The new 300,000-square-foot food processing facility will create 180 new jobs with the help of $665,000 in performance-based incentives.

Crop Conglomerates

The world's biggest biotechnology success story is having some unintended consequences.

Food Processing: All Dishes Should Not Be Served Cold

In the food processing competition, the accommodating early bird gets the worm. This means adjusting processing, ingredients and labeling to meet shifting consumer tastes and priorities.

Snack Maker Investing $15M In Second Indiana Facility

Pretzels Inc., a pretzel and snack producer, will expand its Plymouth, IN operations, creating up to 65 new jobs by 2020.

Clif Bar Opens Sustainable Bakery In Idaho

The sustainability-focused facility in Twin Falls, ID uses biophilic design, a cutting-edge approach that connects people with nature and the well-being it provides.

MillerCoors Investing $60M In Virginia

The beverage company will expand its Shenandoah brewery in Rockingham County, VA creating 27 new jobs.

Ken’s Foods Growing In Lebanon, IN

The national foods producer is setting up a new $90.5M manufacturing and distribution center in Lebanon, IN, creating 150 new jobs.

July / August 2016 Issue (Volume 49, Number 4)

The 12th Annual Rankings Report stars in Business Facilities' July / August 2016 issue. Plus, a look at New Mexico, Florida, Arizona, Kentucky, Kansas, New England, Advanced Manufacturing, and Food Processing.

Nevada: Shining Up the Silver State

Nevada is famous as a gambling mecca, but businesses will find a skilled workforce that offers a sure bet on success.

Alabama: Generating Growth From The Ground Up

Consumer trends are creating a groundswell for locally sourced foods, creating new opportunities for Alabama’s farmers to bring their products to market.

Michigan: Flex-N-Gate Corp. Puts Plant in Detroit

The auto supplier will invest $95 million in a 500,000-square-foot production facility in the motor city, creating 650 new jobs.

Weston Foods Picks Indiana For U.S. HQ

The Canada-based baked goods producer will invest $1.6 million to renovate a 200,000-square-foot facility in Brownsburg, IN.

Wisconsin: Milwaukee Tool Adding 600 Jobs In Brookfield

The manufacturer of heavy-duty power tools is undertaking a 200,000-square-foot expansion, including a new four-story office building.

Wisconsin: Where Collaboration Drives Industry Advancement

From water technology and food processing to energy, power and control, companies in Wisconsin that recognize their mutual dependency and have formed partnerships to address common challenges are thriving and creating new economic opportunities.

State Focus – Arkansas: Expect the Unexpected

You’ll find the best of both worlds in Arkansas: a folksy place where people still say hello to strangers on the street, while cutting-edge technology is embraced on local plant floors.

Global Demand For French Fries Spurs ConAgra Expansion

ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston will invest $200M to expand its french fry processing operations in Richland, WA, creating 128 jobs.

Business Report-New Jersey: Jet.com Expands HQ in Hoboken

The e-commerce enterprise will double the size of its corporate offices at the Waterfront Corporate Center III, and Allied Specialty Foods decides to stay put in New Jersey.

Business Report: Illinois Leaders Form Non-Profit to Spur Job Creation

The Illinois Business and Economic Development Corp. will adopt best practices and focus on sales, marketing and exceptional customer service.

Cargill Protein HQ To Remain In Kansas

After working with the state of Kansas and the city of Wichita, Cargill has decided to keep its protein business headquarters in Kansas.

Mary’s Gone Crackers Expands, Relocates HQ To Nevada

Manufacturer of organic and gluten-free healthy snacks will open a 420,000-square-foot manufacturing and R&D facility in Reno, creating 200 jobs.

Michigan Hot Dog Maker To Expand, Hire 140 Workers

Kent Quality Foods received a $750,000 performance-based grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to support the $35M expansion.

Batory Foods Expanding In Illinois

The new 678,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility will be located at RidgePort Logistics Center in Wilmington, IL.

Harry’s Fresh Foods Creating Nashville Production Facility

With its new facility, Harry’s Fresh Foods will be able to reduce travel distance for products, which will have an environmental benefit for all of its products.

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