Schwan’s plans for a $600 million Kansas expansion creating 225 new jobs.

The food service provider will spend $600 million on its pizza manufacturing facility in Salina.

This would help boost the plant’s refrigeration distribution center by 140,000 square feet. 

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Schwan’s is deemed a leading food producer in the US.

It is now upgrading the manufacturing part of its Salina site by 400,000 square feet. 

After starting its operation in 2020, the company stated there would be more developments in the years ahead. 

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CEO Dimitrios Smyrnios said: “In 2020, we had the honor of announcing to the Salina community a major investment that would enable us to continue to provide delicious pizzas to millions of families for decades to come.”

“I feel a lot of pride and I am also very much humbled by everyone’s execution of this project.” 

Schwan’s started off as a dairy business in rural Minnesota. 

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The latest expansion expects to increase its distribution center built in 2006 by more than double. 

Construction is scheduled to begin in 2023 and end in early 2025.

When completed, Schwan’s production and distribution components in Salina will total more than 1 million square feet. 

The extra distribution center space will be utilized to expand storage for the pizzas made at the factory. 

During the expansion, a new, cutting-edge 38,000 pallet-position racking system with three automated pallet cranes is set to be installed.

Source: KSNT

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