Food Engineering

Plant Openings & Expansions: June 2011

June 1, 2011

After having announced construction of a new 50,000-sq.-ft. distribution center in South Bend, IN, , will expand its operations in the same location. An investment of $8 million will be used to move brands in-house from a co-packing facility.

Kellogg Canada will spend $43 million (CD) on an additional Mini-Wheats production line in Belleville, Ontario. The facility is expected to be operational by the end of the year.

Steven Roberts Original Desserts and Ticklebelly Desserts, manufacturers and distributors of frozen desserts, will open a new bakery in Pembroke, NC. The company plans to create 342 jobs and invest $4 million during the next five years.

Sensient Colors, located in St. Louis, MO, will add an aseptic packaging line. The investment follows a $16 million expansion, begun in April 2010.

Pinnacle Foods will expand its operations in Darien, WI, adding 127 jobs. The total cost of the project is $39.4 million. Pinnacle Foods’ brands include Birds Eye vegetables, Duncan Hines baking mixes and frostings, Vlasic pickles, Log Cabin syrups and more.

JBS is completing the addition of a $25 million refrigerated warehouse at its pork processing plant in Marshalltown, IA.