Plant Openings: January 2017
LuLu Group International expanded its US operations by opening a food processing and logistics facility in Lyndhurst, NJ. The facility will process and re-label food and frozen foods for export.
Barry Callebaut announced the second-phase ($20 million) expansion of its American Canyon, CA facility to fulfill a greater demand for chocolate and cocoa on the West Coast. This phase increases plant capacity for liquid production by 20 percent.
Nestlé Waters North America is undergoing a $36-million expansion to add two bottling lines to its Stanwood, MI facility, increasing space of the existing 746,000-sq.-ft. structure by about 80,000 sq. ft.
Champion Petfoods USA is investing $178 million to add production capacity to its Auburn (Logan County), KY facility, increasing the job count by 53.
Base Culture, maker of Paleo baked goods, is relocating its Tampa, FL headquarters to a larger facility, which will provide 30,000 sq. ft. of production, sales and distribution space.
Gay Lea Foods is spending $60 million to upgrade its Teeswater, ON dairy processing facility. The project will include the installation of a new milk dryer.
High Liner Foods (Lunenburg, NS) is investing $13 million and adding 70 new jobs in upgrading its Nova Scotia fish processing facility.