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Greencore Opens First New Factory Build in Almost 25 Years

Greencore Opens First New Factory Build in Almost 25 Years
February 13
09:34 2015

Irish and UK consumer food group Greencore has opened a new greenfield sandwich facility in Rhode Island to support the rapid international growth of its business. The 107,000 square foot building will become the eighth food manufacturing facility for Greencore in the US.

“This is the first new factory build for Greencore in almost 25 years, and we are committed to developing one of the best sandwich manufacturing plants in the world here in Rhode Island,” says Liam McClennon, chief executive of Greencore USA. “This is an important investment as part of our ongoing expansion of the business to avail of opportunities in key markets. We are investing over $40 million to develop a state-of-the-art complex. It will employ upwards of 400 staff and marks a key milestone in our strategy to grow Greencore’s business in the US.”

Greencore’s Quonset facility will be the company’s northeast hub, producing approximately six million units per week and supplying more than twenty states. The facility is a 107,000 square foot space (with potential to expand to 150,000 square feet) and is scheduled to open in spring 2015. The state-of-the-art facility uses the latest technology and will introduce approximately 400 new jobs to Rhode Islanders, from entry-level food production and delivery to quality control and management.

“Greencore’s Quonset facility will be the company’s Northeast hub, serving approximately 56 million people in eight states and will supply the convenience and small store channels,” says Gary Kennedy, chairman of Greencore.

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