Stellar completed the expansion of a Starbucks soluble coffee facility in Augusta, Ga. The $121 million project adds 150,000 sq. ft. to the existing facility, increasing total size to 325,000 sq. ft.
Great Lakes Cheese broke ground for an expansion at its Troy, Ohio, site to double the current size of 300,000 sq. ft. and add a new corporate headquarters.
Specialty meat packer Strauss Brands plans a new facility in Franklin, Wis., which at first will include packaging and distribution with a future possibility of harvesting.
Simmons Pet Food opened the doors to its $60 million expansion in Emporia, Kan.
Dollar General is renovating a 148,000-sq.-ft. facility in Pottsville, Pa., creating cold storage space to handle 300 Northeast stores.
Blue Buffalo opened its $200-million, 400,000-sq.-ft. natural pet food plant in Richmond, Ind., creating 165 full-time jobs.
Ball Metalpack, a contract manufacturer in Chestnut Hill, Tenn., will install a new high-speed, two-piece food can line capable of multiple sizes, which will be finished in 2020.