Snackcraft Expanding Kentwood, Mich., Contract Manufacturing Plant

March 11, 2024
Snack-maker’s $29.9 million investment will add 186,000 sq. ft. and create 37 jobs making gluten free and allergen controlled salty snacks.

SnackCraft LLC, a subsidiary of Greece-based Unismack S.A., plans a $29.9 million expansion of its Kentwood, Mich., plant that will create 37 new jobs. The additional 186,000 sq. ft. will bring the total at the site to 311,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing, warehousing and distribution space.

SnackCraft is a gluten free, allergen controlled contract manufacturer of baked and salty snack products, including baked crackers, tortilla chips, pellet snacks and baked extruded snacks made of unique ingredients like lentil flour, chickpea flour, vegetable flours, wholegrain corn, various seeds and other innovative natural ingredients.

It established its U.S. business in Kentwood in 2022 as Unismack’s first North American manufacturing operation and its U.S. headquarters.

The plans were supported by a $400,000 performance-based grant from Michigan Business Development Program and a 50% property tax abatement from the city of Kentwood.

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