Savoie’s Sausage and Food Products Inc. announced plans for a $12.7 million expansion of its headquarters food production facility in Opelousas, La.

The project includes construction of a 41,000-square-foot facility and installation of new production equipment. The larger facility will enable Savoie’s to nearly double production and broaden its distribution area.

Construction will start in January 2020, with an estimated completion by August 2020. Commercial operations in the new facility are expected to begin in September 2020.

“Those of us who work for Savoie’s Sausage and Food Products Inc. are privileged to carry on the tradition of cooking and distributing the products made from the recipes of our founder, Eula Savoie, who passed away in January 2010,” says Frederick Lafleur, president. “We believe that she would be happy to see her family business expanding and her products distributed to more and more customers. Her legacy to her family, employees and customers continues to grow, and those of us who were fortunate enough to have known her, worked with her and learned from her take pride in carrying the business that she created forward into 2020 and beyond.”