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Leclerc Foods Expands Kingsport, Tennessee, Operations

Leclerc Foods plans to expand manufacturing operations at its U.S. headquarters in Kingsport, Tennessee. The $3.4 million project is expected to create 48 jobs in Sullivan County.

The investment will include machinery to support a new production line in both of its facilities on Airport Parkway.

“Leclerc Foods USA is proud to call Tennessee our home for the past 15 years. We continue to expand and enjoy partnerships on a state and regional level that are mutually beneficial. At Leclerc, we place our highest priorities on our employees, quality and safety - and this focus enables our ability to expand and invest in food manufacturing. The State of Tennessee's focus on economic development makes it easier to expand, and we are grateful for the partnership,” Denis Leclerc, president, Leclerc Foods Tennessee said.

Founded in 1905, Leclerc Foods is a family-owned company that specializes in cookies, snack bars and crackers and exports to more than 30 countries. The company has nine facilities in Canada and the U.S.

“Tennessee is home to some of the most iconic and respected brands in food manufacturing, and Leclerc Foods Tennessee LLC is no exception. I congratulate the company on its second expansion in Kingsport and look forward to the impact this investment will make in the years to come.” noted TNECD Commissioner Stuart McWhorter.

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