Bel Brands USA opened a new $144 million, 170,000-sq.-ft. state-of-the-art facility in Brookings, SD. The Mini Babybel facility will employ nearly 250 people. Project management was handled by Faithful+Gould, a member of the Atkins (www.atkinsglobal.com) group of companies.
Sabra Dipping Company opened a 118,000-sq.-ft. expansion in Chesterfield, VA.
Skjodt-Barret Foods plans to expand its Lebanon, IN facility, investing almost $44 million to install new equipment and automation technologies. The company makes baby food and fruit purées.
Mondelez International will build a $90 million biscuit plant in Bahrain.
Santa Fe Brewing is expanding its Santa Fe, NM facility, creating 105 new jobs and increasing production capacity tenfold.
Calbee, a snack food manufacturer, is renovating a former BMW distribution center in Senatobia, MS. The company plans to invest $51 million.
Mexico-based La Moderna will open a new pasta processing plant on a 15.6-acre site in Cleburne, TX.
The Heartland Pet Food manufacturing plant celebrated its grand opening. Owned by Blue Buffalo, the 400,000-sq.-ft. plant is located in the Joplin, MO area.
Echo Lakes Foods plans to invest more than $19 million in a frozen breakfast food processing plant in Huntington, IN.
A subsidiary of Ham Produce Co., Natural Blend renovated an old textile plant in Farmville, NC to dehydrate discarded sweet potatoes for use in pet and animal food. The 27,000-sq.-ft. facility will produce 120,000 lbs. of product every day.