Plant Openings & Expansions: June 2020
Continental Mills, maker of baking and breakfast brands, purchased a 175,000-sq.-ft. facility in Effingham, Ill., which will be renovated and in service in 2021.
JustFoodForDogs opened a 21,000-sq.-ft. master kitchen in New Castle, Del., which will process 15 tons of fresh pet food per day and provide 75 jobs.
The Ireland-based Kerry Group is investing $125 million in a 360,000-sq.-ft facility in Rome, Ga., to produce taste and nutrition solutions for poultry, seafood and alternative protein products. It will open in 2021.
McKee Foods (Little Debbie snacks) plans a 15-year investment of more than $500 million to expand its Collegedale, Tenn., operations. In the first five years, $110 million has been set aside to double the size of its Apison facility with a new production line.
METRO will invest $420 million over five years in the construction of a new automated distribution center for fresh and frozen products in Terrebonne (north of Montréal; opens in 2023) and the expansion of its produce and dairy products DC in Laval, Quebec, which the latter work will be completed in 2024.
Sumter Original Brewery is investing $6.5 million to build a new 30,000-sq.-ft. brewery in Sumter, South Carolina.