Custom foods manufacturer SK Food Group, Inc. announced that it would invest $205.2 million to construct a production facility in Cleveland, Tennessee.
.@SKFoodGroup1 will invest $205M+ to construct its fourth production facility with Cleveland, Tennessee, as its newest location.
— TNECD (@TNECD) January 19, 2023
SK Food Group was founded in 1942 as a mobile catering company in Seattle. Now, the company supplies handcrafted sandwiches, wraps, snacks, flatbreads, burgers, protein snacks, and more to food service brands across the U.S. and Canada. Examples of the company’s type of customer base include Fortune 500 companies, airlines, retailers, convenience stores, fast-food restaurants, and neighborhood cafés.
The company’s new 525,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Cleveland is expected to create approximately 840 new jobs in Bradley County by 2030, according to a press release by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD).
The company’s new production facility will be located on Lot 1 in the Spring Branch Industrial Park in Cleveland. Construction is expected to begin by the end of the year with an anticipated completion date in 2025.
SK Foods’ new facility in Bradley County “will support the company’s growing consumer demand by utilizing state-of-the-art automated technology to assist with sandwich assembly and food handling,” TNECD notes.
“We are very excited to be adding the Cleveland, Tennessee, facility to our growing family of facilities, which span across the U.S. This project will generate 840 new jobs in the Cleveland region by 2030 and will leverage Cleveland’s best-in-class technology training program, along with our proprietary training and educational programs, to provide ongoing skills development to community members and allow our company to grow together with the community,” President of SK Food Group Dustin Dixon said in a statement.
Cleveland Mayor Kevin Brooks thanked SK Foods for the company’s commitment to locate to the area, investment in the community, and, “most importantly, the 800-plus life changing opportunities you will provide the residents of Cleveland and Bradley County.”
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Kaitlin Housler is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network.
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