Smithfield Foods broke ground on an expansion to its Cudahy, WI dry sausage facility, which produces the Patrick Cudahy brand and Smithfield products. The additional 12,500 sq. ft. will accommodate four new smokehouses and two dry rooms.

ConAgra Foods will add up to 150 jobs at its South Beloit, IL cookie manufacturing plant as a result of a $15 million expansion, which is expected to be complete in 2016.

Hearthside Food Solutions intends to invest nearly $11 million in building renovations, equipment and capacity expansions at its Kentwood, MI site.

Wixon Inc. is planning a 45,000-sq.-ft. or larger expansion of its St. Francis, WI manufacturing facility, pending approvals and grants from the city.

Quality Food Processors plans to invest $20 million in an expansion of its bacon production plant in Denison, IA.

Baldor Specialty Foods will expand its fresh produce and specialty foods distribution facility in the Bronx, NY by 100,000 sq. ft. The $20 million expansion will create 350 jobs.

Ice cream maker, Wells Blue Bunny, plans to add a 12,000-sq.-ft. structure at its Le Mars, IA facility. The $19 million project will include a multiproduct production line and additional hardening equipment.