As Pinnacle Foods Inc.’s EVOL brand outgrows its current manufacturing facility in Boulder, CO, the company announced it is moving operations to its existing plant in Fayetteville, AR.
Because of the move, Pinnacle – whose products include brands such as Duncan Hines, Vlasic, Birds Eye and Mrs. Butterworth’s – says the EVOL plant will close in the first quarter of 2017. Select products will continue to be produced at strategic contract manufacturers with specialized capabilities.
“While it’s never an easy decision to close a manufacturing plant, this action will ensure the long-term success of the EVOL brand,” says Mike Wittman, Pinnacle Foods executive vice president and chief supply chain officer. “We are thankful to the employees at the EVOL plant and value the many contributions they have made to the business.”
With the move, Pinnacle will upgrade its Fayetteville plant and expects to hire around 25 additional employees to support added capacity.
Approximately 85 will be affected by the plant closure and are being encouraged to apply for open positions at other Pinnacle facilities.