Berner Food & Beverage opened its expanded manufacturing facility in Dakota, IL. The private-label, RTD-coffee and beverage producer updated equipment and lines, and increased total manufacturing space to 285,000 sq.-ft. and warehousing to 170,000 sq.-ft.

Columbus Craft Meats completed a $16-million expansion at the company’s Hayward, CA salami cutting facility.

Americold broke ground on a new temperature-controlled warehouse in Middleborough, MA. The 173,000-sq.-ft. facility, which will open in September 2018, will support Ocean Spray’s Craisins production requirements for its harvesting operation in the Northeast.

Nestlé Purina Petcare plans to invest $320 million in a new pet food plant in Hartwell, GA, creating 240 jobs.

Gold Standard Baking Company expanded its Kenosha County, WI baking operations, having opened a new 200,000-sq.-ft facility in Pleasant Prairie. The $42-million plant adds 100 jobs to the company’s local operations.

Sofina Foods Inc. is opening a new turkey processing facility, valued at $55 million CDN and located near Mitchell, ON.

Tyson Fresh Meats is expanding its Waterloo, IA pork facility, investing $28 million, and adding 245 new jobs.

Simmons Prepared Foods plans to invest $300 million in a new chicken processing facility near Decatur, AR.