FPL Food expanding; up to 100 new jobs created

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- According to Gov. Nathan Deal’s office, FPL Food, LLC in Augusta is expanding its operation by adding a new processing facility. The expansion is expected to create up to 100 new jobs.

FPL Food is the largest privately-held beef processor in the Southeast, serving food service, retail, military and export clients. Opening this new facility, which was a $3 million investment, FPL Food will be able to meet the growing needs of their customers and reach out to new customers.

"Augusta and the State of Georgia have been great supporters of our growth, and too, offer a dedicated workforce allowing us to meet the needs of our customers and continually provide the highest standards in food safety and product quality," said Steve Hixon, FPL Food director of marketing. "We also consider Augusta a strategic location allowing us to efficiently reach our core customer base in the Southeast and coastal ports for exporting product worldwide."

"FPL Food has been a major part of the Augusta economy for years. It is a testament to the company and to Augusta that both are growing and prospering together," said Henry Ingram, chairman of the Augusta Economic Development Authority. "This new facility will allow FPL Food to add more employees and strengthen the local economy even more."

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