Kerry Group has invested €110.4 million ($125 million) in a food manufacturing facility in Rome, Georgia in North America.
The official announcement will be made later today at an event that will take place in Washington DC.
The taste and nutrition company said that it is expecting over 400 business leaders from the US and Ireland to attend the event.
The facility will produce integrated taste and nutrition solutions to help customers meet growing consumer demand in the poultry, seafood and alternative protein markets, the company said.
“North America is our largest market, and as such it is fitting that it is here that we announce our largest ever capital expenditure investment," said Gerry Behan, CEO of Kerry Taste & Nutrition, North America.
"This new facility will be one of the most advanced and modern food manufacturing facilities in the world which will support our customers as they produce tasty and nutritious food products which will be consumed all across the US and Canada."
Kerry Group said that it has worked closely with the Governor of Georgia’s office to deliver this investment which will employ more than 400 people during the construction phase, which will begin immediately and is expected to be completed by early 2021.
Over 100 full-time positions will be created once the facility is fully operational, the company said.
“Kerry Group has been an excellent employer in Floyd County for some time, providing high-quality jobs to hardworking Georgians in the region,” said Governor of Georgia, Brian P. Kemp.
“As the No. 1 State for Business seven years running, our existing industries are integral to our economic success. I am thrilled that a global industry leader like Kerry Group is doubling down on its investment in Georgia and further strengthening our state’s relationship with Ireland.”
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