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Plant Openings & Expansions

Bel Brands USA expects to begin construction on its third US cheese plant. Located in Brookings, SD, the $100 million facility will initially hire 200 people.


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Plant Openings and Expansions

Anheuser-Busch will invest $34 million in an upgrade of its Cartersville, GA brewery.


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Plant Openings & Expansions

The J. R. Simplot Company will build a state-of-the-art potato processing plant in Caldwell, ID. Site preparation is anticipated to begin next May with startup expected by spring of 2014. The 380,000-sq.-ft. plant will replace the company’s existing potato processing plant in Caldwell.
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Plant Openings & Expansions: November 2011

Maple Leaf Foods celebrated the opening of its Hamilton, Ontario plant, which is Canada’s largest commercial bakery.  The plant produces a variety of products for the Canadian market and represents
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Plant Openings & Expansions: October 2011

The Dairy Farmers of America is making a $13.4 million capital investment in its plant in Plymouth, WI.Green Gourmet of Ohio is locating a new plant in the former Fresh
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Plant Openings & Expansions: September 2011

Agro Farma, maker of Chobani Greek-style yogurt, will expand its operations in New Berlin, NY. The $90 million project is expected to add about 450 jobs to its already existing
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34th Annual Plant Construction Survey

Projects surge slightly as processors find value to be gained in upgrading existing facilities.
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Plant Openings & Expansions: June 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
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Plant Openings: May 2011

First announced in  October 2010, Leprino Foods’ new cheese factory in Greely, CO is under construction. The $270 million facility is being built on the former Western Sugar site and
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Plant Openings & Expansions

Mountaire Farms is spending $34.5 million for an expansion of its poultry complex in Millsboro, DE. The resource recovery center will collect unused protein from current operations to manufacture commercial
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