Pinnacle Foods To Expand Fayetteville Manufacturing Facility

courtesy: Pinnaclefoods.com

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Pinnacle Foods announced Thursday (Aug. 18) that it plans to expand its food manufacturing in Fayetteville.

The company plans on adding a new brand line that will add 25 new jobs in the Fayetteville facility over a period of two years.

The new brand line, EVOL, is a line that contains cage-free eggs, no antibiotics, no artificials and no GMOs.

“We appreciate the assistance provided by the State of Arkansas and Arkansas Economic Development Corporation as we relocate a portion of the EVOL brand manufacturing operations to our Fayetteville, Arkansas, facility,” said Mike Wittman, Pinnacle Foods executive vice president and chief supply officer.

Pinnacle has a sales office in Bentonville and a manufacturing facility in Fayetteville. The Fayetteville facility employs 420 full-time, making it the largest private employer in the city.

“The job creation momentum in Arkansas continues to accelerate,” said Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. “Today’s Pinnacle Foods announcement is the fourth in a string of economic development successes in just over one week. Companies around the country and the world continue to recognize Arkansas has the trained workforce required to grow companies across many sectors.”

Pinnacle Foods Group LLC is a leading producer, marketer and distributor of food products and leads the dry and frozen packaged foods segments, with brands such as Duncan Hines, Birds Eye, Mrs. Paul’s, Vlasic, Mrs. Butterworth’s, Wishbone, and Aunt Jemima.

“I am very excited for Pinnacle Foods growth and its decision to select Fayetteville for its expansion,” said Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan. “We look forward to working with this great and growing company whose products will be in every store in America.”

For more information on Pinnacle Foods visit www.pinnaclefoods.com.

Additional details on EVOL can be found at www.evolfoods.com.