Nestlé USA will invest more than USD100m to expand its production facility in Jonesboro, Arkansas. The company said it wants to add a line to produce Hot Pockets sandwiches.
According to a statement, the project will include renovation and adding 90.000 sqft to the facility, while the new line will require at least 100 new employees over the next two years. Construction is planned to begin this month.
“Consumers are embracing eating at home like never before and rediscovering the frozen category, an evolution brought on by the pandemic that is showing signs of taking hold for the long term,” Mike Mahon, the factory’s manager said. “As we embrace the trend and plan for the future, we’re excited to be investing in our Jonesboro factory to support our Hot Pockets business.”
Nestlé USA opened its Jonesboro facility in 2002 in the Craighead Technology Park. It has about 750 full-time employees who produce frozen foods for the company’s Stouffer’s, Lean Cuisine, DiGiorno, Tombstone, and Sweet Earth brands.