Plant Openings: February 2017
Chesapeake Beverage Company, a wholesaler for Anheuser-Busch, signed a 245,000-sq.-ft. warehouse lease with Transwestern for a facility in White Marsh, MD. The new facility will replace an older facility in Rosedale, MD.
Coca-Cola in Abilene, TX completed a $31.9-million expansion, which includes a state-of-the-art blow-molding line. The facility will make its own bottles and, with a standalone can line, increase its production output.
Darlington, an international shelf-stable, baked goods snack food company, has added a new manufacturing line at its Joplin, MO facility, which it acquired from General Mills in May 2016.
McCain Foods is expanding its production capacity by 400 million pounds for frozen French fries in North America, though it hasn’t yet settled on a final site selection, which is expected in the coming months. This expanded capacity follows investments in its Plover, WI site and a $65 million investment in its facility in Florenceville, NB, Canada.
Parker Products, a provider of inclusions and other specialty ingredients for the baking, dairy, beverage, confectionery and RTE and snack industries, broke ground on a new 90,000-sq.-ft. facility in Fort Worth, TX. Parker will move all of its older Fort Worth operations to the new location, once construction is completed in early 2018. The new facility will triple the company’s total production capacity.