Continental Specialty Meats, located in Ridgefield, N.J., has announced plans to move into a recently purchased facility in Forks Township, Pa. The company plans to add 20,000 square feet to the facility, which would more than double the size of the building. In total, the investment in land acquisition, renovations, site improvements, new equipment and employee training amounts to more than $4 million, reports The Morning Call.

Pennsylvania has "been welcoming and helpful, which has helped to lessen the stress of building a new plant," Continental Specialty Meats President Kenneth Mayer said in a news release. "We are excited to begin operations in Pennsylvania."

The company expects to add 26 jobs to the Lehigh Valley.

Continental, which was founded in 1948 and produces numerous ethnic sausages, will operate under the name Bethlehem Sausage Factory after its move. The company plans to establish a mail-order website to serve its retail customers while its new facility focuses on wholesale trade.

Source: The Morning Call