Plant Openings & Expansions
Galaxy Foods Co. (Orlando, Fla.), changed its name to Galaxy Nutritional Foods, Inc. and announced plans to bolster production capacity while reducing manual labor through the installation of new equipment. The company expects plant efficiencies due to automation upgrades to increase the current production time by decreasing downtime related to cleanups and changeovers. These upgrades should also bolster annual manufacturing capability, which yielded $42 million in sales in fiscal 2000. The company anticipates the new equipment will also result in a 23 percent reduction in labor costs.