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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.

Dairy processor HP Hood will begin a $120 million expansion at its plant in Batavia, N.Y., after formally submitting the proposal on Sept. 7 to the Genesee County Economic Development Center (GCEDC) board meeting, according to a release from the GCEDC.

A new 32,500-square-foot building, new batching and processing systems, and other upgrades will allow HP Hood to increase capacity and begin production for extended-shelf-life beverages, according to a local news report. It will create 48 new full-time positions. Construction is anticipated to be completed in the first quarter of 2025.

Genesee County and Empire State Development have lent financial assistance in the form of tax credits to the project. Massachusetts-based HP Hood operates five production facilities in the state of New York.

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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