One of North America’s largest consumer packaged food and beverage companies, Kraft Foods will invest $35 million in its Lehigh County, Pennsylvania production facility, adding at least 45 jobs. The firm added four product lines and new equipment at its approximately 990,000-square-foot facility in Upper Macungie Township to produce beverage products for single-serve home brewing systems.
The Lehigh Valley facility also makes A.1. Steak Sauce and Grey Poupon mustard in addition to beverages for home brewing systems.
“We are delighted to see this significant investment in Lehigh Valley,” Tricia Clark, Plant Manager of the Kraft facility in Allentown said. “We have outstanding employees who continuously work at improving their skills and the effectiveness of our facility. We greatly appreciate the support of the state and the Department of Community and Economic Development to help make this happen.”
“Kraft Foods is continuing a trend of businesses that are growing and creating jobs that is helping to put Pennsylvanians back to work,” Gov Tom Corbett said. “Today’s announcement of 45 new jobs is the 11th jobs announcement I have made in the Lehigh Valley in 2013.”
The company received a funding from the Department of Community and Economic Development including; a $200,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant, $90,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits and a $49,500 Guaranteed Free Training grant to be used to train its new workforce.