House Foods America plans to invest $146.3 million to establish a new 350,000-square-foot tofu production facility in Kentucky, US.
Construction work is expected to begin next year on the new plant, which will be located in Louisville Riverport Authority’s Phase 5 development.
House Foods America’s first Kentucky facility will produce tofu and other food products and create 109 full-time jobs. Work on the project is expected to be completed by 2025.
“I’m proud to welcome House Foods to Kentucky. This company truly has its eye on the future, producing healthy food products and creating a significant number of high-paying jobs in the process,” said Kentucky Governor, Andy Beshear.
The state is seeking to encourage House Foods’ investment through various tax incentives.
Beshear continued: “The diversity of our state’s food and beverage sector is one of its greatest strengths, and House Foods is the latest company to contribute to the rapidly growing industry. Louisville will be a great fit as the company continues to grow and expand its presence in the US marketplace.”
House Foods America is a subsidiary of Japan-based House Foods Group that was founded in 1983 to introduce the company’s tofu, shirataki and other food products to the US market.
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