Bernatello’s Pizza, Edina, Minn., announced plans to expand its Kaukauna, Wis., facility. The $24 million project is expected to create 48 jobs over the next three years.

“Bernatello’s is excited about the opportunity to expand our footprint and strengthen our position in the Fox Valley area,” says Dave Ramsay, president and owner. “The company has experienced steady growth since our acquisition of Orv’s Pizza in 2012, and we are committed to making Bernatello’s an employer of choice in the area. We believe our newly expanded state-of-the-art facility will not only provide us with significant operational efficiencies, but also be a much more enjoyable and safe work environment.”

The 30,000-square-foot expansion will include a new high-speed double pizza topping line to increase efficiency and strengthen the company’s market position.

Bernatello’s manufactures and distributes frozen pizza under the brands Brew Pub, Bellatoria, Real’Za, Pizza Corner, Hangry Bear, Orv’s and Roma from its manufacturing facilities in Maple Lake, Minn., and Kaukauna and Eau Claire, Wis., locations.