Phillips Foods, Inc., Hooper Islands, Md., announced plans to expand its manufacturing presence in Baltimore County, Md.

The expansion includes the company's new production complex, an additional 15,000-square-foot facility at 3761 Commerce Drive, where it will begin producing soup in Maryland for the first time in seven years. The company is also looking into producing additional grocery products at the facility, such as Phillips' frozen crab pretzels and calamari, and will include research and development space to support additional products in the market.

"We're thrilled to be bringing production and R&D capabilities back to Baltimore," says Stephen Phillips, chief executive officer. "The opening of our new facility will enhance our research and development for innovative new products and launch those products more quickly into the retail and foodservice markets."