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#MoreMissouri 2020: Kraft Heinz Announces Major Investment in Springfield, Missouri

Missouri delivers more than you expect. In Missouri, you’ll find more of everything. More global industries. More diverse assets. More affordability. All month long, Missouri Partnership is celebrating “more” by taking a look back at some of Missouri’s biggest stories in economic development from 2020. Today, we’re checking out Kraft Heinz’ investment in Missouri.

In July, food solutions leader Kraft Heinz announced plans to invest in its Springfield manufacturing facility as part of a five-year, $48 million project to enhance its manufacturing operations and capacity. This was the third major capital investment in the facility over the last several years, demonstrating Kraft Heinz’s commitment to the Springfield region and its current workforce of nearly 1,000 people.

“Kraft Heinz has a rich history in the Springfield area, manufacturing some of the nation’s most iconic and beloved brands,” said João Araujo, SVP, Head of U.S. Operations at Kraft Heinz. “We are thrilled to continue building on the success and growth we’ve experienced in Springfield by further investing in our facility and the community.”

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