Leading US cereal and snacks firm Kellogg has announced its plans to invest US$43 million in its MorningStar Farms’ manufacture facility in Ohio.
Founded in 1974, MorningStar Farms is a producer of better-for-you and better-for-the-planet veggie foods such as burgers, nuggets, and hot dogs. Last year, the company launched an imitation meat line called Incogmeato.
According to sources, the company will invest US$25 million to upgrade the facility’s equipment and the remaining US$18 million to increase its production capacity. This investment will create 40 new jobs.
Kris Bahner, Kellogg spokesperson, said: “Expanding the facility will help us continue to meet consumer demand for their favourite plant-based products. We look forward to continuing the tax incentive process to bring this expansion to Zanesville”.
Sources: Just Food