Kingsport plant expanding
Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 12:00 am
Leclerc Foods officials have announced the company will expand its Kingsport facility.
The Canadian food manufacturer is expanding one of its existing lines and adding one new production line for granola bars and baked bars, resulting in a $15.7 million investment and the creation of 40 new jobs, according to a news release from the state Department of Economic and Community Development.
“Tennessee and Canada have long enjoyed a mutually beneficial economic partnership through exporting and foreign direct investment,” state Commissioner Bill Hagerty said.
In addition to the Kingsport plant, Leclerc Foods has four state-of-the-art facilities located in the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario and in the state of Pennsylvania.