Texas-based meat producer John Soules Foods has announced it will invest $110 million to acquire and upgrade a new factory in Valley, Alabama.
John Soules Foods claims the upgraded 266,000 sq. ft facility will increase production capacity of the brand’s fully-cooked range by over 100 million pounds annually.
During the expansion of the facility – which will take place over three phases – 510 jobs will be created, according to the company.
John Soules Foods produces a range of fully-cooked chicken, beef and breaded chicken for the US market.
Mark Soules, co-chief executive officer of John Soules Foods said: “This is an important and exciting expansion for John Soules Foods.
“With the additional manufacturing capabilities, we are creating a position to handle the growing needs of our customers that allow us to be more responsive across the grocery and foodservice markets.”
John Soules, Jr., co-chief executive officer of John Soules Foods added: “Our addition of the Alabama plant will expand our growth capabilities as well as add cross-functionality between all of our facilities.
“We have one of the most sophisticated and efficient workforces in the industry. We at John Soules Foods pride ourselves in providing exceptional customer service and innovative product development with the highest levels of quality and food safety.”
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