Plant Openings: December 2014
Dietz & Watson broke ground in Northeast Philadelphia on an expansion of its plant, which will double its size. The deli meat and cheese processor will invest more than $50 million to build a 200,000-sq.-ft. distribution center.
Mars Food North America is expanding operations at its Greenville, MS manufacturing facility. The processor, which makes Uncle Ben’s and Seeds of Change products, will invest $31 million to expand its manufacturing and R&D capabilities.
Green Flash Brewery, headquartered in San Diego, broke ground on a new 58,000-sq.-ft. facility in Hampton Roads, VA. The $20 million investment is expected to employ more than 40 people and be producing beer by the end of 2016.
Red Gold is expanding its Geneva, IN manufacturing facility by more than 250,000 sq. ft. The processor makes canned tomato products. The $8.5 million investment will add about 20 employees to the labor force.
Amy’s Kitchen of Petaluma, CA will open its fourth frozen food production plant in Pocatello, ID. The 500,000-sq.-ft. facility, formerly owned by H.J. Heinz, will initially employ 200.
Baker Cheese Factory Inc. is expanding its operations in St. Cloud, WI. The processor is investing $7 million in new equipment. The project is expected to be completed by October 2016.