Great Lakes Cheese, Hiram, Ohio, will open its first Southeast manufacturing facility at the Manchester Industrial Park in Manchester, Tenn. Great Lakes Cheese will invest $100 million and create over 200 new jobs in Coffee County. The 330,000-square-foot cheese processing facility will be the fourth super plant that Great Lakes Cheese operates and its ninth facility nationwide.

“The decision to open another super plant is a measure of our commitment to delivering quality cheese products to our customers who count on Great Lakes for logistical efficiencies,” says Craig Filkouski, vice president of operations. “We believe that having strategically-placed manufacturing facilities is essential to serving the evolving needs of our customers and to provide opportunities for future growth.”

The new facility also adds capacity for new customer acquisition in the southeastern United States. Employment at this new plant is anticipated to reach 200 people by 2019.