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Frito Lay Launching $100M Expansion Project at Snack Plant

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The PepsiCo-owned firm is adding four new manufacturing lines to support production of its PopCorners brand.

American snack products manufacturer Frito-Lay is moving forward on a $100 million project to add four new production lines to its Pulaski, TN, production plant, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and state economic development officials announced in a recent release.

“For more than 40 years, the Frito-Lay Pulaski site has been a proud member of the Giles County community, employing more than 450 dedicated associates, and is a key contributor to the Tennessee economy,” Kathy Alfano, senior director, Economic Development for PepsiCo, said in a statement. We appreciate the assistance and support of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development in bringing this expansion to Giles County.”

The new manufacturing assets will support growth of the PepsiCo-owned company’s PopCorners popped corn snack products, which it acquired from BFY Brands in late 2019. About 100 new jobs are expected to be created as a result of the expansion.

Frito-Lay’s Pulaski plant manufactures over 96 million lb/yr of snack products, including Grandma’s Cookies and Rold Gold pretzels, according to coverage by the Pulaski Citizen.

Work on the new lines is slated to commence in early 2021 and reach completion in early 2022.

 

Article courtesy of Packaging Digest's sister publication Powder & Bulk Solids.

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