Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc., announced it was expanding its frozen foods business with a new frozen appetizer production plant in Joplin, Missouri. The plant is expected to create more than 200 new jobs in the region.
“We are very excited to announce 220-240 new quality jobs for Joplin,” noted Governor Greitens. “That’s 220-240 families who will now have access to great work. We have been fighting for every single job and this investment in Joplin shows that the world is recognizing that Missouri is open for business.”
The Joplin plant represents more than $39 million in investment and is expected to open by the end of 2017.
“With the new facility in Joplin and our current Carthage plant, Ajinomoto Windsor will be centralizing our Missouri operations to create efficiency for suppliers, end users and management,” said the Ajinomoto Windsor Executive Team.
Missouri’s robust food solutions industry includes more than 300 companies, with the capacity for many more, due to Missouri’s leading role in agricultural products including rice, soybeans, corn, sorghum, cattle, turkeys and hogs. Additionally, Missouri gives food producers rapid access to global markets, extensive distribution options, a friendly regulatory environment and a diverse customer base.
Contact Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.725.2688, or via our contact form, for more information on Missouri’s food solutions industry, with any questions you might have, and to learn how Missouri Partnership can help with your business expansion and investment needs.