Johnsonville announced plans to expand its global corporate headquarters in Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Construction on the 49,000-square-foot addition, which will feature a member development center, additional workstations and an expanded fitness center, is already underway and expected to be completed by the end of the year.

“This project will provide much-needed capacity to support the tremendous growth we’ve experienced over the last 10 years,” says Ralph Stayer, owner and chairman. “Thanks to the state’s favorable business climate, we can keep growing right here in Sheboygan County.”

The project calls for Johnsonville to significantly expand its investment in engineering, research and development and marketing, as the company prepares for additional growth in its domestic, international and foodservice businesses.

Johnsonville also impacts Wisconsin’s economy by sourcing products from more than 500 Wisconsin farmers, producers and companies. It plans to add nearly 100 new jobs over the next five years.