The Fulton County Economic Development Corporation on Thursday announced a “major expansion project” at the ConAgra Foods facility in Archbold.
“ConAgra Foods is one of the largest employers in the county and an important industry in the Village of Archbold,” said the release on the Fulton County Economic Development Corporation website. “The FCEDC is pleased that the company chose the Archbold plant for this expansion project, which will add more than 100 jobs in the plant. This expansion is possible because the Archbold facility hosts a productive workforce that is recognized in the company for their hard work and quality. We congratulate all involved in this project and the employees at the ConAgra plant in Archbold.”
Employees in Archbold were recently told of the decision.
“We informed our employees in Archbold that the company intends to add production to the facility between the summer of 2017 and the summer of 2018,” said Dan Hare, spokesperson for ConAgra Foods. “There is space available in the facility to produce more food and bringing in the additional production will allow us to operate our overall plant network as effectively and efficiently as possible.”
It was also reported by news outlets in Missouri, that ConAgra would be closing a plant in Trenton, Mo. by Summer of 2018 and moving the production to Archbold. KTTN in Trenton reported that the closure would result in the elimination of approximately 395 jobs at the Missouri location.
ConAgra Foods, Inc. is one of North America’s leading packaged food companies with brands such as Marie Callender’s, Healthy Choice, Slim Jim, Hebrew National, Orville Redenbacher’s, Peter Pan, Reddi-wip, PAM, Snack Pack, Banquet, Chef Boyardee, Egg Beaters, Hunt’s, and La Choy.