Plant Openings: June 2014
Canada-based Champion Pet Foods plans to open its first US facility in Auburn, KY. The $85 million plant will use ingredients from local farms and ranches.
Glanbia Nutritionals opened a new food-grade, next-generation grain processing facility in Sioux Falls, SD. The 63,000-sq.-ft. ingredient facility produces MeadowPure flaxseed ingredients, as well as a growing portfolio of chia, quinoa and other ancient grains.
Indiana Packers Corp. plans to open a second facility in Frankfort, IN. The pork products company is purchasing and renovating a 56,500-sq.-ft. facility, which is expected to be operational later this year.
Sazerac is spending $70 million to expand three distilleries. It will invest more than $20 million on a new 83,000-sq.-ft. warehouse and distribution center in Buffalo Trace, KY; $45 million on a 223,000-sq.-ft. distribution center at its Glenmore distillery in Owensboro, KY and $5 million to purchase equipment to increase production at its Barton 1792 distillery in Bardstown, KY.
The Chattanooga Coca-Cola Bottling Company plans to invest $62 million in a new Tennessee facility that will occupy 305,000 sq. ft. and include space for distribution and sales.
Charles & Alice Company entered into a lease for a 55,000-sq.-ft. facility in Lancaster, PA to serve as its first processing site in the US. The company produces fruit pouches and will spend more than $10 million in improvements, new machinery and equipment.
Heartland Food Products Group, which makes drink mixes and sweeteners, will invest $21 million in Indianapolis, IN facility to renovate 435,000 sq. ft. of production and distribution space. The expansion includes new production lines, filling equipment and end-of-line packaging equipment.
Tallgrass Brewing Company of Manhattan, KS will triple its production by renovating a 60,000-sq.-ft. facility and turning it into a brewery.
Simmons Pet Food Inc. of Emporia, KS is adding a new canning line, which is projected to be in operation by the end of this year.
WinCo Foods opened a distribution center in Phoenix, AZ. The facility includes more than 900,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space and will serve 19 WinCo food stores in the Southwest.