Allied Specialty Foods, Inc., Vineland, N.J., announced plans to expand in New Jersey and add 127 jobs to its workforce.

The project includes the purchase and renovation of a 76,500-square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility in Vineland.

“Allied Specialty Foods, Inc. has called the state of New Jersey home for more than 20 years, and we are thrilled that it will continue to be headquartered in New Jersey for the next 20 years and beyond,” says Paul Litten, president and operating partner. “We’re excited to have the opportunity to continue our existing dramatic growth through building and employee expansion efforts that are now able to be started. I would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of the members of the state and local government that helped with this project and have enabled us to focus on continued growth of our business.”

Allied Foods produces and supplies USDA-approved, thin-sliced steak and chicken products for U.S. restaurant operators and retail outlets in the United States.