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Echo Lake Foods to establish new processing plant in US

FBR Staff Writer Published 12 September 2014

US-based frozen foods manufacturer Echo Lake Foods is planning to establish a new food processing plant in Huntington County, Indiana, a move that will create 100 new jobs by 2015.

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The company plans to invest around $19.88m to purchase, renovate and equip a 110,000ft2 facility in the region.

Expected to become operational by 2015, the plant will feature six production lines for egg products using fresh Indiana eggs.

Echo Lake Foods vice president and general manager Jerry Warntjes said: "After we experienced a fire at our headquarters in Wisconsin, the need for increased capacity became even more pressing.

"Indiana quickly emerged as an ideal location, with a workforce experienced in food production and just the right business regulatory environment. We'll keep expenses down -- and job numbers rising -- in Indiana."

Echo Lake, which currently employs more than 40 full-time employees in its phase I of production, plans to begin hiring for additional positions later this year.

The company has secured close to $725,000 in conditional tax credits and $50,000 in training grants from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.

Echo Lake Foods produces egg products and breakfast-style entrees. It offers precooked egg entrees, French toasts and pancakes, crepes and blintzes, precooked scrambled and diced eggs, waffles, mini pancakes, scrambled egg patties, fried egg patties, omelets, scrambled/folded egg squares, and frozen liquid eggs.


Image: Echo Lake Foods offers precooked egg entrees, French toasts and pancakes, crepes and blintzes. Photo: courtesy of tiverylucky / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.