FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 22, 2018Contact:
Director of Economic Vitality
Economic Vitality Department
PINNACLE FOODS ANNOUNCES PLANT EXPANSION AND NEW JOBS IN FAYETTEVILLE
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.— Pinnacle Foods Inc., a consumer-packaged foods company with a rich history of conducting business in Fayetteville, today announced plans for the expansion of its frozen meal manufacturing hub. The company will build a 164,000 square-foot frozen goods warehouse connected directly to its existing building. Pinnacle will hire numerous employees to run the facility once it is operational this fall.
By locating the warehouse with the manufacturing plant, more than 130,000 miles of tractor-trailer traffic will be eliminated from Interstate 49. That is one of the benefits of eliminating the transportation of finish goods to a third-party warehouse. Fayetteville’s Sustainability Department states that the reduction of miles on the highway equates to approximately 21,452 gallons of fuel saved, which includes a reduction of 218 metric tons of carbon dioxide. These benefits are examples of Pinnacle’s commitment to preserve natural resources. “We are pleased to be working in partnership with Fayetteville community leaders to expand our facility and bring more jobs to the area,” said Chad Whyte, Vice President Logistics and Warehousing, Pinnacle Foods Inc. “This project is good for Pinnacle, Fayetteville, and the environment.”
Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce President Steve Clark stated, "Congratulations to Pinnacle on its expansion and to the leadership team for its commitment to growth. Also, thank you to Pinnacle for continuing to believe in and invest in Fayetteville for more than a half a century." Mayor Lioneld Jordan echoed President Clark’s comments saying, “Pinnacle has a long history of expanding and investing in our community. This project is good for the environment and our economy. Thank you to Pinnacle for its continued investment in this great city.” About Pinnacle Foods
Pinnacle Foods Inc. (NYSE:PF) is a leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products with a mission of unleashing brand potential. With annual sales in excess of $3 billion, Pinnacle’s portfolio includes well-known brands competing in frozen, refrigerated and shelf-stable formats, such as Birds Eye, Birds Eye Voila!, Duncan Hines, Earth Balance, EVOL, gardein, Glutino, Hungry-Man, Log Cabin, Udi's, Vlasic, and Wish-Bone, along with many others. The company is headquartered in Parsippany, NJ and has nearly 5,000 employees across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, please visit www.pinnaclefoods.com
. About the Department of Economic Vitality
The Department of Economic Vitality
is committed to fostering sustainable and equitable economic development throughout the City of Fayetteville. As the City’s primary economic development arm, the Department of Economic Vitality serves as a liaison from the City to the contracted entities providing economic development services, as well as the business community. About the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce
The Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce
has over 1,100 members and serves Fayetteville and the Northwest Arkansas area through economic development, leadership, and community development efforts. The Chamber is also a 5-Star-accredited Chamber. Presently there are about 7000 Chambers of Commerce in the United States, and of this total number, only 203 are accredited and the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce is one of 103 Chambers in the country that are 5-Star accredited. The Fayetteville Chamber is now among the top 1% of all Chambers in the United States engaged in best practices.