One of North America’s largest food and beverage companies, Kraft Heinz will invest $48 million at its manufacturing facility in Springfield, Missouri. The investment is part of a five-year project to enhance its manufacturing operations and capacity.
This is 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, according to Missouri Partnership.
“Kraft Heinz has a rich history in the Springfield area, manufacturing some of the nation’s most iconic and beloved brands,” said João Araujo, Senior Vice President, Head of U.S. Operations at the Kraft Heinz Company. “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.”
Kraft Heinz recently celebrated more than 75 years in Springfield, operating from its current manufacturing facility since 1954. This facility produces some of the company’s most recognizable products, including Kraft American Singles, Kraft Natural Cheese, and Kraft Macaroni & Cheese.
“Kraft Heinz is a long-valued member of the Springfield community,” said Springfield Mayor Ken McClure. “Economic vitality is a priority of City Council and is critical to Springfield’s continued economic growth. We are grateful for Kraft Heinz being an outstanding employer and for this added investment that will contribute to Springfield’s growing economic vitality.”