Gonnella Frozen Products is building a new 100,000-sq.-ft. frozen dough production facility and distribution center on a 17-acre site in Hazelton, PA.

Gonnella Frozen Products is building a new 100,000-sq.-ft. frozen dough production facility and distribution center on a 17-acre site in Hazelton, PA.

Smithfield Packing Co. is expanding production at its Stadler country ham plant in Elon, NC. The expansion is expected to increase the plant's production from 9 million to 16 million pounds and will add 40 new employees to the 140 existing workers at the plant.

Cadbury Schweppes opened its first regional science and technology center in Singapore. The $2.7 million, 920-square-meter innovation center will focus on creating new gum and candy products and explore new food technology to enhance product development. The center follows the opening of the company's Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore last year.

A manufacturer of specialty BOPP films, the Treofan Group, is doubling capacity at its North American plant in Zacapu, Mexico. The company plans to invest $45 million in expanding production and R&D facilities, and will install a new state-of-the-art, 8.2-meter high-speed production line.

AmeriCold recently opened its second Charlotte, NC, facility. The company invested close to $4 million in the 400,000-sq.-ft. facility, which has more than 6.6 million cu. ft. of freezer capacity and over 4.5 million cu. ft. of cooler space. The Schwan Food Co. is among one of the customers using this logistics hub.