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Calbee invests $51.1m in new Mississippi snack plant

FBR Staff Writer Published 10 October 2014

Snack food manufacturer Calbee North America has invested around $51.1m in the establishment of a new production plant in Senatobia, Mississippi.

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The move is expected to create 254 jobs over the next five years.

The new Senatobia plant complements Calbee's other food manufacturing plants in California and Oregon.

Calbee North America president Gene Jensen said: "We've enjoyed tremendous growth, and this site will address not only our current need but the needed growth for years to come.

"There are great people in Senatobia that we look forward to joining our team. Credit also needs to be given the teams at the Mississippi Development Authority, the city of Senatobia, Tate County and The Hollingsworth Companies for assisting us as we establish our operations in Mississippi."

The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance for rail and infrastructure improvements, while the city of Senatobia and Tate County also provided assistance for the project.

Calbee North America is a joint venture of Calbee and R.D. Offutt.

The company's snack food brands include Harvest Snaps, Jagabee, Potato Chips, Saya Snow Pea Crisps and Shrimp Chips.


Image: Calbee locates snack production operations in Mississippi. Photo: courtesy of Mississippi Development Authority.