Kraft Foods, Northfield, Ill., announced plans to make a $100 million investment at its Springfield, Mo., cheese plant. The manufacturing facility, which just celebrated 75 years of operation, produces Kraft cheese and Kraft dinners.

“Our Springfield manufacturing has done outstanding work through its history,” says Brad Cashaw, vice president of supply chain for the cheese and dairy business unit. “Today, the Springfield facility is one of Kraft’s leaders in incorporating Integrated Lean Six Sigma initiatives into their processes. Our employees here are transforming how they work to build their capabilities, so they can achieve zero waste and zero losses.”

The investment has been used to implement production of the company’s new Kraft Singles with No Artificial Preservatives and installing upgraded technology and equipment for Kraft Natural Cheeses.