Plant Openings & Expansions: February 2020
Lineage Logistics in Vernon, Calif., has opened its revamped refrigerated/freezer and new office spaces totaling more than 200,000 sq. ft., completed by Stellar in a two-phase, $49.4 million project.
Maruchan Virginia opened a 60,000-sq.-ft. addition to its ramen noodle soup facility in Chesterfield, Va. Gray was the builder.
Heartland Catfish Co. completed phase one of a two-phase expansion project to increase storage capacity by 12,000 sq. ft. at its Itta Bena, Miss., facility. Phase two, to be finished in 2020, adds 12,000 sq. ft. of processing/packaging space.
Nestlé Purina PetCare opened its $320 million, wet pet food facility in Hartwell, Ga.
JUST acquired a 30,000-sq.-ft. facility to expand its plant-based protein manufacturing operations in Appleton, Minn.
Ramar Foods, maker of Filipino foods, broke ground on a new facility in Kapolei, Hawaii.
Heineken opened a new brewing/bottling facility in Meoqui in northern Mexico that features six lines, four of which are KHS lines.
Urban South Brewery announced the grand opening of its 14,000-sq.-ft. craft brewery in Houston, Texas.
SpartanNash opened a new $10 million produce distribution center in Fargo, ND.
SoChatti, a producer of vegan chocolate, opened a renovated 13,000-sq.-ft. production and R&D facility in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Case Farms Chicken is expanding its production operations in Winesburg, Ohio with a $126 million investment, adding 26,000 sq.-ft. processing space and building a 154,000-sq.-ft. freezer.
Savoie’s Foods announced a $12.7 million, 41,000-sq.-ft. expansion to its Cajun-style sausage facility in St. Landry, Louisiana. Operations are expected to begin in September 2020.
SOPACKO, contract processor/packager, is expanding its Mullins, South Carolina facility in three phases, spending nearly $13 million.
Tyson Prepared Foods in Hutchinson, Kansas plans to add 7,000 sq.-ft. of freezer space, pending approval of permits.
Wayne Farms’ Enterprise, Alabama facility completed its poultry processing facility upgrade, which is part of a region-wide, $350 million expansion program.