Kellogg plans to invest $43 million into a manufacturing facility in Ohio, which produces plant-based products for its MorningStar Farms line.
Located in Zanesville, Ohio, the current facility will be expanded from 40,000 to 50,000 square-feet.
The announcement was made by Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority which said that the investment will solidify Kellogg’s place as the anchor of the Northpointe Business Park.
As part of the expansion, $25 million will used to upgrade equipment, while $18 million will be invested in the new facility. The move will reportedly add 40 full-time jobs to its current workplace this Autumn.
“We are excited to see a company grow and invest. This project will also offer good opportunities for local contractors to be involved,” said Matt Abbot, executive director for the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority.
Kellogg spokesperson Kris Bahner told the Zanesville Time Recorder: “The Zanesville manufacturing plant is home to MorningStar Farms products. Expanding the facility will help us continue to meet consumer demand for their favourite plant-based products.”
In May, Kellogg announced that it will delay the launch of several product lines – including the launch of MorningStar Farms’ Incogmeato range of plant-based meat alternatives – until the end of the year, due to Covid-19.
The project which will begin in September and is expected to be completed by December 2021.
When approached by FoodBev, Kellogg did not wish to comment.
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