Manufacturing News / Plant Openings

Plant Openings

May 1, 2010
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+

Foremost Farms is spending $47.2 million to expand its mozzarella cheese production plant in Appleton, WI.  The project, which will increase the plant from 140,000 to 153,000 sq.-ft., is expected to increase yearly production from 65 million to 130 million pounds of cheese.

Carroll Manufacturing & Sales will enlarge its 70,000-sq.-ft.-building in Avon, OH, by adding 63,500 sq.-ft. for extra warehouse space, offices, QC testing and production for its recently acquired spice technology. The project is valued between $3.8 and $5.3 million.

Kentucky Eagle’s new Lexington, KY, distribution center (DC) is the first Anheuser-Busch DC to be awarded LEED certification. The 188,024-sq.-ft.-facility uses 42.3% less water and almost 19% less energy than a comparable non-LEED-certified DC. The facility was built using 22.5% recycled materials and 35.2% regionally manufactured materials.

Folgers, a subsidiary of The J.M. Smucker Co., will expand two existing coffee production facilities in Louisiana’s Orleans Parish and its DC in St. Tammany Parish. Folgers will invest $69 million, retain 450 existing jobs and create 120 new jobs. Folgers will also expand its manufacturing facilities at Old Gentilly Road and Chef Menteur Highway in Orleans and its DC in Lacombe.

Hormel’s Dubuque, IA, production plant officially opened in March. The new 348,000- sq.-ft.-production facility cost $89 million. It is expected to be LEED certified.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Food Engineering Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.


Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
More Podcasts

FSMA Audit

What is the is most important step you have taken to become ready for a FSMA audit?
View Results Poll Archive

Food Engineering

FE September 2014

2014 September

The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

Table Of Contents Subscribe


Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

Food Master

Food Master Cover 2014Food Master 2014 is now available!

Where the buying process begins in the food and beverage manufacturing market. 

Visit to learn more.


FE recent tweets

facebook_40.pngtwitter_40px.pngyoutube_40px.png linkedin_40px.pngGoogle +