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With its second major expansion of Stuarts Draft manufacturing operation since 2019, the chocolate company will create 110 new jobs in Augusta County, VA.


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With its second major expansion of Stuarts Draft manufacturing operation since 2019, the chocolate company will create 110 new jobs in Augusta County, VA.

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The Hershey Company Investing $135M In Virginia

With its second major expansion of Stuarts Draft manufacturing operation since 2019, the chocolate company will create 110 new jobs in Augusta County, VA.

Dot’s Pretzels Investing $15M In Kansas Expansion

The pretzel maker has selected Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton, KS for a new manufacturing facility that will create 22 new jobs.

McClancy Seasoning Investing $9.4M In South Carolina

The spice company is expanding its manufacturing and distribution operations and creating 108 new jobs at its two locations in Lancaster County, SC.

Unix Packaging Creating 226 New Jobs In North Carolina

The California-based beverage company will invest $19 million in a new manufacturing, bottling, and beverage product packaging facility in Morganton, NC.

Rethinking The Global Supply Chain

The COVID-19 pandemic is breaking the back of supply chains around the world.

Batter Up Foods Invests $34M In Georgia Waffle Plant

The company will expand its sister company, SatisPie, at a food production plant in Fulton County, GA, creating 162 jobs.

Food Processing: The Good And The Bad Of It

Two current upward trends show us how consumers are responding to both the power of plants and the power of panic with the demand for food.

Hoosier Energy: Power To The People

Since 1989, partnerships with local communities and Hoosier Energy’s 18 member systems have resulted in more than $11.5 billion in new investments creating 50,000 new jobs.

McKee Foods Investing $500M To Expand Tennessee Operation

The snack food and granola maker employs more than 3,000 people in Tennessee, and anticipates creating 480 new jobs in Collegedale over the next 15 years.

Niagara Bottling Investing $70M In South Carolina

The beverage manufacturer will create 70 new jobs at its new operations in Florence, SC.

Sara Lee Frozen Bakery To Invest $19.8M In North Carolina Expansion

The baked treat maker will create 108 jobs at its food manufacturing center in Tarboro, NC.

Kraft Heinz Food Investing $25M In Texas Expansion

With help from the Texas Enterprise Zone Program, the company will expand its food production operations in Garland, TX, creating 250 new jobs.   

SSI Foods Investing $42M In Texas

The food processing company will build a 75,000-square-foot facility in Amarillo which will employ up to 150 full-time employees.

Keurig Dr Pepper Creating 378 Jobs In Pennsylvania

The beverage company will invest $219.7 million in a new 1.5 million square-foot manufacturing facility in the Lehigh Valley.

That’s How We Roll Expanding To Pennsylvania

The baked dessert snacks manufacturer has outgrown its New Jersey facility and will create 50 new jobs as it expands its operations to Springettsbury Township, PA.

Tasty Blend Foods Invests $3M In West Virginia Expansion

The food manufacturer’s expansion of its Putnam County, WV manufacturing plant will create 20 new jobs and add a new product production line.

Litehouse Creating 160 New Jobs At Virginia Production Facility

Litehouse will invest $46 million in the City of Danville, VA at the packaged food company's first East Coast production facility.

Hershey Investing $104M In Virginia Expansion

The chocolate and snacks company’s expansion of its Augusta County, VA manufacturing operations will create 65 new jobs.

The Commonwealth Of Virginia: A Location of Choice

Home to the nation’s largest data center market, its third-largest port, the third-highest concentration of tech workers and the HQ of 37 Fortune 1000 companies, Virginia offers diverse opportunities for success.

The Muffin Mam Investing $18.8M In New South Carolina Operations

The baked goods manufacturer will launch new production operations in Laurens County, SC, creating 114 new jobs. 

Perdue Farms Creating 100 Jobs In South Carolina

The food and agriculture company has invested $25 million in an expansion of its Dillon, SC harvest operations.

Indiana Lands North America’s Largest Plant-Based Protein Operation

Greenleaf Foods, SPC is investing $310 million to build a manufacturing facility in Shelbyville, IN, creating 460 new jobs.

Food Processing: Digital Transformation Is On The Menu

Food manufacturers are picking up the pace in adapting to the emerging industrial Internet of Things, with nearly a third of facilities in the sector now utilizing wireless networks.

Utah: This Is Business Elevated

With a sterling reputation for fiscal stability and a budget surplus, the Beehive State is ready to add new chapters to its economic development success story.

KanPak U.S. Opens New Warehouse In Kansas

The 202,800-square-foot Arkansas City facility will serve customers such as Chick-fil-A and Whataburger, among others.

Indiana Lands German Pet Food Manufacturer’s First U.S. Facility

By 2024, Saturn Petcare will invest more than $38 million and create up to 200 new jobs at its first U.S. facility in Terre Haute, IN. 

Oatly To Invest $40M In Utah Expansion

The food manufacturer plans to add up to 50 jobs in Weber County over the next seven years. 

Hormel Foods Creating 210 New Jobs With Iowa Expansion

A major expansion of the company’s Burke Corporation manufacturing facility In Nevada, IA will result in an approximately $150 million investment.

Monogram Foods Investing $30M In Virginia

The company will create 300 new jobs with its fourth expansion of its Henry County, VA manufacturing operation.

Freshpet Expanding In Pennsylvania, Creating 100 Jobs

The refrigerated pet food maker will invest more than $84 million to expand its operations in Hanover Township, with help from state and local grants and tax credits.

Niagara Bottling Investing $62M In Indiana

The California-based company will establish a new facility in Jeffersonville and expand its current facility in Plainfield, creating up to 57 new jobs by the end of 2019.

 NewCold Investing $90M In Idaho Frozen Storage Facility

The Netherlands-based company will invest $90 million to build one of the largest frozen storage facilities of its kind in the U.S. in Burley, ID.

Vineland Offers Competitive Advantages In The Garden State

The food processing sector is thriving in Vineland, a South Jersey gem that offers ease of access to key markets along the East Coast and in Canada.

Keurig Green Mountain Creating New Facility, 500 Jobs In South Carolina

The coffee company will invest $350 million to build a new, state-of-the art roasting and packaging facility in Spartanburg County, SC. 

$20M Frigitek Facility To Be Built At TexAmericas Center

The $20 million cold storage facility at TexAmericas Center is the result of one-on-one meetings at Business Facilities LiveXchange, and will create at least 100 jobs.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds With Greg Canfield, Alabama Department of Commerce

Greg Canfield, Secretary, Alabama Department of Commerce discusses landing Toyota-Mazda’s $1.6B investment, workforce development initiatives, foreign direct investment, food processing, and more.

Interamerican Foods Opens First U.S. La Moderna Plant

The new $50 million Cleburne, TX plant is the Mexico-based pasta maker's first in the United States.

Food Processing: A Nudge in the Right Direction

Transparency has topped the Foodprocessing.com list of suggestions that leading food processors need to embrace to remain competitive in a more sophisticated market.

Nestlé Canada Investing $40M In Ice Cream Factory Expansion

The expansion will increase production capabilities at the company’s London ice cream factory, which supplies all of Canada with brands including Hӓagen-Dazs, Parlour and Drumstick.

January / February 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 1)

The January / February 2018 Issue features the State of the Year and Deal of the Year winners, an exclusive interview with Arkansas’ governor, plus a look at utilities, automotive, food processing, and aerospace & defense.

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SiO2 To Invest $163M In Alabama Expansion

In response to a contract to supply the federal government with COVID-19 vaccine vials, SiO2 Materials Science will create 220 jobs at its Auburn, AL facility.

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