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Pinnacle Foods Expanding Fayetteville Manufacturing Facility

Pinnacle Foods Expanding Fayetteville Manufacturing Facility

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Growth is on the horizon for Pinnacle Foods, which has announced an expansion of its Fayetteville-based food manufacturing facility.

The 360,000-square-foot facility comprises of 47 acres and currently employs 420 full-time employees, making it the largest private employer in the city, according to a press release.

“We appreciate the assistance provided by the State of Arkansas and Arkansas Economic Development Commission as we relocate a portion of the EVOL brand manufacturing operations to our Fayetteville, Arkansas, facility,” Mike Wittman, Pinnacle Foods’ Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Officer, commented.

This latest expansion will add 25 more positions to the company’s current local practices, a well-received move, according to Governor Asa Hutchison.

Asa Hutchinson, Governor, Arkansas

“Pinnacle Foods has been feeding Americans for more than 150 years,” said Gov. Hutchinson. “They have been a tremendous asset to the Arkansas economy, and we are excited to see the addition of 25 new jobs at the Fayetteville facility. We have a very significant food manufacturing sector in the state that is further strengthened through today’s announcement. We look forward to the economic impact these new jobs will have on our economy.”

Pinnacle Foods facility in Effingham, IL (Photo Source: Agracel, Inc.)

According to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Pinnacle’s operations in the state include a sales office in Bentonville in addition to the manufacturing facility in Fayetteville.

The commission added that the EVOL brand touts cage-free eggs with no antibiotics, no artificial ingredients, and no GMOs. Products from the brand, which range from single-serve meals to gluten-free macaroni and cheese, can be found in more than 7,000 retailers across the U.S.

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