The J.M. Smucker Co. announced it will invest $1.1 billion to build a new manufacturing facility and distribution center in McCalla, Alabama, dedicated to producing its Smucker’s Uncrustables sandwiches.
Construction of the facility is expected to begin next year, with production commencing in calendar year 2025.
The ongoing demand for the frozen handheld sandwich has driven the brand’s growth over time to approximately $500 million in annual net sales, demonstrating double-digit net sales growth annually over the past decade. With increased production capacity, the company expects to grow the Smucker’s Uncrustables brand over the next five years to approximately $1 billion in annual net sales.
The new facility marks the third manufacturing location dedicated to the Uncrustables brand, along with existing facilities in Scottsville, Kentucky, and Longmont, Colorado. The Alabama facility, along with a completed expansion at the Longmont location, will support the company’s strategy to more than double its current production capacity.
“Our Smucker’s Uncrustables brand continues to be one of the fastest growing in our portfolio and in the food sector more broadly. We are proud of the success the brand has achieved, due in no small part to the tremendous efforts of our employees, and we’re excited to take advantage of the opportunities and growth our investments will enable,” said Mark Smucker, president and CEO.
Construction of the facility will occur in three phases over multiple years, creating up to 750 jobs.
About The J.M. Smucker Co.
Each generation of consumers leaves their mark on culture by establishing new expectations for food and the companies that make it. At The J.M. Smucker Co., it is our privilege to be at the heart of this dynamic with a diverse portfolio that appeals to each generation of people and pets and is found in nearly 90 percent of U.S. homes and countless restaurants. This includes a mix of iconic brands consumers have always loved such as Folgers, Jif and Milk-Bone and new favorites like Café Bustelo, Smucker’s Uncrustables and Rachael Ray Nutrish. By continuing to immerse ourselves in consumer preferences and acting responsibly, we will continue growing our business and the positive impact we have on society.