Plant Openings: December 2016
Goya Foods opened a new 240,000-sq.-ft., state-of-the-art, sustainable production facility in Secaucus, NJ. The $250 million facility is equipped to manufacture and distribute over 4 million cases of Goya rice-mixture products annually.
Purchased by AdvancePierre Foods, Allied Specialty Foods (Vineland, NJ) began building a new 70,000-sq.-ft. facility in June 2016, which is expected to be finished in early 2017. The facility includes seven raw slicing/breakaway lines and four cook lines.
Armada Nutrition (Spring Hill, TN) will invest $2.1 million to expand its operations by taking over a 300,000-sq.-ft. facility previously owned by Capstone Nutrition. Armada will create 310 new jobs over the next five years while keeping 111 jobs from Capstone.
Vitalus Nutrition and Gay Lea Foods Co-operative have entered into a joint venture (JV) to process dairy ingredients and butter in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The JV includes plans for significant upgrades to modernize an existing manufacturing facility.
Pepsi Bottling Ventures will invest $16.5 million to build a new distribution center in St. Pauls, NC, creating 50 new jobs.
General Mills is spending $25 million to expand its Buffalo, NY facility, which makes Corn Chex and Honey Nut Chex cereals. The facility, which already makes Lucky Charms and Cheerios, will retain 417 full-time jobs.