John Soules Foods, Tyler, Texas, purchased a 266,000-square-foot facility in Valley, Ala. During Phase 1 of the expansion, the company will add 210 employees and invest $70 million into the facility. Phases 2 and 3 will add an additional 300 employees and invest another $40 million total investment. When all phases are complete, the expansion will increase fully cooked capabilities by over 100 million pounds annually.

“This is an important and exciting expansion for John Soules Foods. With the additional manufacturing capabilities, we are creating a position to handle the growing needs of our customers that allow us to be more responsive across the grocery and foodservice markets,” says Mark Soules, co-CEO.

“Our addition of the Alabama plant will expand our growth capabilities as well as add cross functionality between all of our facilities. We have one of the most sophisticated and efficient workforces in the industry. We at John Soules Foods pride ourselves in providing exceptional customer service and innovative product development with the highest levels of quality and food safety,” says John Soules, Jr., co-CEO.