(PRNewswire) Mount Franklin Foods, a leading manufacturer of branded, contract and private label confectionary, nuts, snacks and foodservice products, recently began construction of a 220,000 square foot expansion. The project is part of a strategy focused on meeting and exceeding production demand for the company's core products.
The state-of-the-art candy manufacturing facility in San Jeronimo – a port of entry in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, across the U.S. border from Santa Teresa, New Mexico, will reportedly increase production capacity by 130 million pounds annually. The new facility is being built to house additional production for soft candy items, such as gummies and jellies. It is scheduled to open in May 2020 and create more than 450 jobs.
Mount Franklin Foods, LLC is headquartered in El Paso, Texas. The company proudly serves major retailers, wholesalers, co-manufacturing customers and foodservice distributors through its Sunrise Confections, Azar Nut and Hospitality Mints divisions.