Plant Openings & Expansions: April 2020
Champion Petfoods and Gray (A&E/C of record) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new petfood facility in Acheson, Alberta, Canada. Work began on the 426,246-sq.-ft. facility in 2017.
Tyson Foods will invest $27 million to upgrade its Landshire Inc. RTE sandwich plant in Caseyville, Ill., adding three lines.
Hormel Foods will spend $60 million to open a new facility in a renovated building in Papillion, Neb., near Omaha, which will make Spam, Skippy peanut butter and other products.
Conagra Brands will spend $40 million to expand its Archbold, Ohio, plant, adding a new production line to make packaged food. It is expected to open in spring 2021.
Allen Bros., a Rainier partner, invested $35 million in a new hybrid apple packing facility in Selah, Wash.
Wayne Farms LLC plans a $16.9 million expansion and upgrade of its Laurel, Miss., fresh poultry production facility, with completion expected by May.
Snackwerks launched its second manufacturing line to double its snack-food plant capacity at its 47,000-sq.-ft. Battle Creek, Mich. facility.
Conagra Brands will invest $106 million to expand its Pinnacle Foods Tennessee Pride sausage facility in Jackson, Tenn., also producing Sandwich Bros. of Wisconsin foods. The company will close its Dickson, Tenn. sausage operation in 2021.
Ajinomoto announced its fifth expansion, valued at $27.3 million, at its Oakland, Miss. frozen food facility.
Swire Coca-Cola’s 108,000-sq.-ft. expansion to it Fruitland, Idaho production facility is under way, which will provide a capacity of bottling up to 1500 12-oz. cans per minute.
Dot Foods is adding nearly 70,000 sq.-ft. to its current distribution facility in Bullhead City, Arizona.
Fresh Bourbon Distilling Company plans to build a 34,000-sq.-ft. facility near Lexington, Kentucky’s Distillery District.
Perdue Premium Meat completed a $29 million, 50,000-sq.-ft. pork plant expansion in Sioux Center, Iowa.
Walmart opened its first beef production facility to be operated by FLP Foods in Thomasville, Georgia. The 201,000-sq.-ft. facility employs more than 200.
Scariano Wholesale Foods announced a $10 million expansion of the wholesale food distribution facility near Hammond, Louisiana.
Ferraro Foods, importer of Italian foods, will build a new distribution center in Aberdeen, Maryland.
Kroger and Occado will build a 350,000-sq.-ft. automated customer fulfillment center in Frederick, Maryland, and is expected to be operational in 2022.
Ruiz Foods is building a 65,000-sq.-ft. expansion to its fully operational frozen burrito plant in Denison, Texas.
Russell Stover Chocolates will expand its production facilities in Corsicana, Texas and Abilene and Iola, Kansas while closing its facility in Montrose, Colorado in the spring of 2021.
Par Dee Extractors plans to invest nearly $3 million to build a hemp extraction facility in Gresham, South Carolina.
Refresco is expanding its private bottling services in Greer South Carolina, which should be finished in late April 2020.
TNT Crust, a pizza crust manufacturer, purchased a new 100,000-sq.-ft. facility in St. Charles, Mo., which will be in operation by June 2020.