Sargento Foods Profiled in Recent Issue of Picking Perfection by Pcdata USA
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Area Development magazine reported that Sargento Foods Inc. is investing $30 million to expand its production facility in Kiel, WI, and its technical center in Elkhart Lake. As a result of the project, about 140 jobs are expected to be created at those two facilities as well, as at the company's corporate headquarters in Plymouth. A third-generation company that is a leading manufacturer, packager, and marketer of natural shredded, sliced and snack cheeses and other foods, Sargento is planning an 80,000-square-foot expansion of its Kiel production facility. It marks the third major expansion of that plant, which opened in 1993. Sargento natural shredded, sliced and snack cheeses, cheese dips, and battered and breaded frozen appetizers are produced at this location.
The expansion would include additional space for production, storage, and employee facilities, including a health and wellness center and additional locker space to accommodate up to 720 employees during the next five years. The plant currently employs 540 people. In Elkhart Lake, the company is undertaking a 59,000-square-foot expansion of its it technical center, which will more than double the size of the facility and provide new space for engineering, research and product development operations.
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