A food company will create more than 200 jobs in North Carolina


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A fresh food maker says it is expanding production in the Southeast with plans to invest more than $42 million in a production facility in North Carolina that will create more 200 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced on Tuesday.

Häns Kissle Co. will build a 100,000 square foot manufacturing site in the Apple Creek Corporate Center just outside of Gastonia, Cooper said in a press release.

The Charlotte Observer reported that the Gaston County Economic Development Commission said the company plans to start next month and be operational by next summer.

The 219 jobs will have an average annual salary of $42,018, matching the Gaston County average annual salary.

Hans Kissle’s project will receive a $2.1 million Job Development Investment Grant approved by the state’s Economic Investment Committee on Tuesday. Over the 12-year term of the grant, the project is expected to grow the state’s economy by $599 million.

Häns Kissle prepares entrees, deli salads, side dishes, quiches and other ready-to-eat foods for supermarkets and foodservice customers across the United States. item menu.

The North Carolina expansion will help meet demand from its Southeast retailers, Häns Kissle CEO Scott Moffitt said in a statement.


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