Custom Foods of America Announces $50M Expansion

The project will double the company's East Tennessee workforce.

Knoxville, Tenn.
Knoxville, Tenn.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter and Custom Foods of America Inc. officials announced that the company will invest more than $51 million to expand its manufacturing and distribution operations in Knoxville. 

CFA will create 249 new jobs at its Pleasant Ridge location in Knox County, which will bring its total headcount in the region to approximately 500 people.

The expansion will increase CFA’s production and distribution capabilities by adding nearly 200,000 square feet of new space for manufacturing, storage, staging and shipping.  

Founded in 1982, Custom Foods of America Inc. is a Tennessee-based manufacturer and supplier of food products such as soups, side dishes, appetizers and sauces.

Today, the company serves its customers in the restaurant and convenience store industries from its sole location in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

“Custom Foods would like to thank Gov. Lee, Commissioner McWhorter and the state of Tennessee for partnering with us to add more jobs and expand our operations in the state. We look forward to many years of continued growth in Tennessee," said Graham Hunter, president, Custom Foods of America.

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