Snack Processor Bridgetown Natural Foods to Build Tennessee Plant

April 1, 2024
Portland, Ore.-based snack bar and granola snacks manufacturer’s new Lebanon, Tenn., facility will improve distribution to the East Coast.

According to an announcement shared by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s office, snack bar and granola snacks processor Bridgetown Natural Foods will invest $78.3 million to build a manufacturing and distribution facility in Lebanon, Tenn. The facility will be the second for the Portland, Ore.-based company, the governor’s announcement stated.

The new plant will house multiple manufacturing lines, produce nearly 100 million pounds of the company’s all-natural, organic and gluten-free snacks annually, and shorten product distribution times to East Coast markets for the West Coast brand.

The expansion will create 219 new jobs when it opens, at which point Bridgetown will employ more than 600 people in its two facilities.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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