After an extensive search, Newly Weds Foods, Inc. has selected Erlanger, Boone County, Kentucky as the location for its next manufacturing plant in North America. The new facility will be over 325,000 square feet and employ more than 100 workers when in full operation. Production lines will initially include sheeted breaders, Japanese style bread crumb and American style bread crumb, as well as blending capabilities for food coating systems. It will also house a complete research & development lab.
Charles T. Angell, president of Newly Weds Foods stated, “This new plant represents Newly Weds Foods’ 13th facility in the U.S. and 26th in total. It also reflects the continued growth of the company and an on-going demand for products that help our customers add value to theirs. This addition to the Newly Weds Foods’ manufacturing system provides needed resources and capacity to better address current needs as well as projected future activity.” In commenting on the location choice for the plant, Mr. Angell said, “Boone County, located in Northern Kentucky, along with the Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-ED); and the Commonwealth of Kentucky showed a great deal of interest in having Newly Weds locate in Kentucky. The Northern Kentucky site is consistent with the company’s strategy to place facilities in close proximity to key customers in the interest of meeting service expectations. It also offers significant transportation options and a ready labor force. Newly Weds Foods looks forward to making a real contribution to this region’s success.”
Improvements to the existing structure will start in April, 2013 and the plant is expected to begin production by November, 2013.
Newly Weds Foods has long been a world leader in the production of food coatings, seasonings and functional ingredients for the food processing and foodservice industries. Worldwide operations currently consists of 15 North American plants and 10 international production facilities including China, Thailand, Australia, the United Kingdom, Holland and the Philippines plus a well-established network of international partners. This enables Newly Weds Foods to provide insight, responsiveness and product sourcing on a global scope as well as an international perspective on markets, customers and trends.