Plant Openings: December 2018
The J.M. Smucker Company began hiring 250 employees for its Longmont, Colo., plant, which will begin operations in 2019. Having started construction in 2017, the facility will now begin a second phase of expansion, valued at $140 million, and hire another 250 workers for its Uncrustables operation.
Designed and built by Stellar, United States Cold Storage opened a new 232,366-sq.-ft. food distribution facility in Laredo, Texas. The $35 million project includes freezer and cooler areas with 21 dock doors.
Prestage Foods of Iowa will open a new $300 million, 700,000-sq.-ft. plant south of Eagle Grove. The facility includes a $2.5 million thermal oxidizer to control odor and several robotic processes.
DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company, LLC opened a new warehouse and distribution center located at its manufacturing site in Loudon, Tenn. An expanded section comes online in mid-2019.
Treeline Treenut Cheese, a dairy-free cheese supplier, doubled its production capacity at its Kingston, N.Y., facility by adding 2,000 sq. ft. and automated processing/packaging equipment.