Plant Openings: September 2015
Kraft Foods plans to spend $114 million to add 25,000 sq. ft. to its Columbia, MO plant, which makes Oscar Mayer hot dogs. The new facility will begin production in 2016.
Mars Inc. is investing $100 million at its Topeka, KS chocolate plant to build an add-on, state-of-the-art 90,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility.
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery will invest more than $28 million to add 60,000 sq. ft. to its Richmond, VA facility for brewing, packaging, distribution and a retail center.
The New Hampshire Food Bank will open a 2,800-sq.-ft. processing plant within its 60,000-sq.-ft. distribution center in Manchester. The processing plant, which will accept donated produce from local farms and other donated ingredients, will be the first in Northeast and the second in the country run by a food bank. It will begin operation in six months, making packaged meals and other products to distribute to food pantries around the state.
Wisconsin-based Sargento Foods is investing $30 million to expand its production facility in Kiel by 80,000 sq. ft. and its technical center in Elkhart Lake by 59,000 sq. ft.
Good Foods Group LLC celebrated the expansion of its Pleasant Prairie, WI site, which added 40,000 sq. ft. to its facility in Lake View Corporate Park. The processor makes guacamole, cold-pressed juices and other foods.