Highlights

Courtesy of Riviana Foods Inc.
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Plant Expansion

Rice Manufacturer Riviana Foods Completes Phase One of Memphis, Tenn., Plant Expansion

April 4, 2024
First phase doubled production capacity for Minute rice ready-to-serve cups; second phase under way and will add more production space for ready-to-serve pouch products.
Courtesy of Rich Products
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Plant Expansion

Second Phase of Rich Products’ Brownsville, Texas, Expansion Under Way

April 1, 2024
$117 million expansion project will add production capacity for branded appetizer business and bring more than 130 jobs to the community.
Courtesy of Aspire Bakeries
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Plant Expansion

Aspire Bakeries Completes Hazleton, Pennsylvania, Plant Remodel and Expansion

Feb. 26, 2024
Refreshed and expanded facility will allow the company to grow its production capacity for Pennant Puff Pastry products.
Plant Expansion

Mary’s Gone Crackers Celebrates Doubling of Manufacturing Capacity

Feb. 21, 2024
Maker of organic, gluten-free crackers hints at further innovation news over the next few months of 2024.
Capital Spending

Freeze-Dried Pet Food Co-Man Petsource Completes $75 Million Expansion

Feb. 19, 2024
The company’s plant in Seward, Neb., has tripled its production capacity just a few years after its grand opening.
Courtesy of Upside Foods
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Alternative Protein

Upside Foods Halts Plan for New Illinois Cultivated Meat Plant

Feb. 16, 2024
Cultivated meat company will ease off the gas pedal and redirect efforts toward expanding its current facility in California before building a new production facility.
Plant Expansion

Golden State Foods to Invest $9.4 Million in Opelika, Alabama, Plant

Feb. 12, 2024
Opelika city council approved the investment and granted a 10-year tax abatement to GSF.
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R&D

Mars Opens Global Research and Development Hub in Chicago

Jan. 18, 2024
The 44,000-square-foot, $42 million facility will help the company achieve its goal to double its snacking business in the next decade, the company says.
Courtesy of Nature's Bakery
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Capital Spending

Nature’s Bakery to Build 339,000-Sq.-Ft. Baking Facility in Salt Lake City

Jan. 12, 2024
Parent company Mars Inc. investing $237 million to establish bakery operations in Utah, scheduled to open in July 2025.
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International

UK-based Hilton Foods to Supply Walmart Canada, Will Build New Canadian Plant to Meet Demand

Sept. 22, 2023
The new facility in eastern Canada is expected to begin operations in 2026 and will be the UK processor’s first North American plant.
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Plant Expansion

HP Hood to Invest $120 Million to Expand Batavia, N.Y., Processing Plant

Sept. 13, 2023
Project includes a 32,500-square-foot addition and new systems that will allow for production of extended-shelf-life beverages.
Courtesy of DreamPak LLC
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Plant Expansion

DreamPak Ramps Up Construction of Plant Expansion in Wisconsin

Sept. 7, 2023
Private-label and co-manufacturer of drink mixes, liquid creamers, shelf-stable meals and dietary supplements will add 50,000 square feet to its New Berlin, Wis., plant.
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Plant Expansion

General Mills Expanding Frozen Dough Plant in Joplin, Missouri

Aug. 31, 2023
Expected to be completed in early 2024, the facility addition will allow for nearly 1 billion pounds of frozen dough products to be produced annually.