GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 28, 2016 (PRNewswire) — Duke Food Productions, one of the top industrial food manufacturers of branded and private label brands, is celebrating its continued growth with the acquisition of a new manufacturing facility in Texas. The 110,000 square foot plant marks the company's first expansion outside of South Carolina. Duke anticipates a $10 million capital investment and the addition of 200 new full-time jobs at the location over the next five years.
"We are very excited to become a part of the Bonham community," said Duke CEO Andrew Smart. "Bonham represents the values and standards we as an organization believe in. You can't find a finer community to be a part of. We look forward to working together to create jobs and opportunity for the people of Texas."
"Texas' friendly economic climate continues to attract companies from across the nation and globe to expand and grow their enterprises," said Texas Governor Greg Abbott. "I am proud Duke Food Productions has chosen Texas for the first expansion outside its home state, bringing millions in capital investment and creating hundreds of jobs for hard-working Texans."
The manufacturing plant in Bonham is set to open in the second quarter of 2017. Located on 26 acres approximately 60 miles north of Dallas, the facility will manufacture many of the same ready-to-eat dips, salads, spreads, salsas, and fresh and frozen bakery products Duke Food Productions currently produces for grocery chains and restaurants nationwide.
"Growing our business west will increase our strategic capabilities," said Smart. "This was a natural next step for our business."
In addition to their expansion west, Duke is also relocating its corporate headquarters to downtown Greenville, South Carolina where the company was originally founded nearly 100 years ago. Duke will occupy 12,000 square feet of space in the new building, which is slated to open in January of 2017.
"This is an incredible time for the Duke brand," said Smart. "We couldn't be more excited about what the future holds."
About Duke Food Productions
Duke Food Productions is one of the top private label food manufacturers in the southeast, specializing in "homemade" quality foods such as dips, spreads and desserts. Based in Greenville, South Carolina, the company produces a wide range of private label products for grocery chains and restaurants nationwide. Duke Food Productions excels in quality control, flavor profiling, food safety, and of course, satisfying the tastes of even the most discerning customers. Duke Foods has been a culinary tradition since 1917. The company's rich heritage began with one woman who made delicious sandwiches. With manufacturing plants in South Carolina and Texas, Duke Food Productions is slated for continued growth as a producer of a unique array of products to suit any palate.