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Gielow Pickles Expands Lexington, Michigan, Operations

Gielow Pickles, Inc., a manufacturer of refrigerated and shelf stable products, plans to expand its operations in Lexington, Michigan. The $10 million project is expected to create 100 jobs.

The company will construct an additional facility at its existing location for production, refrigeration, fermentation, grading and packaging.

“We are very grateful to MEDC and the state of Michigan for helping us in our expansion plans,” said Gielow Pickles Vice President Craig Gielow. “We feel Michigan is a great state to do business in. These MEDC funds will be very helpful in our ability to expand our facility for needed production, storage, and other related agricultural functions.”

The project is being supported by a $1 million Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. In addition, the Sanilac Region Economic Consortium has committed to assisting the company with finding and recruiting talent and assisting with housing initiatives that will result in additional housing options for workforce in the community.

“ This expansion will allow us to add more jobs and add more agricultural growth of additional tonnage for crops of cucumbers, banana peppers, jalapeno peppers, bell peppers, cherry peppers, cabbage, carrots, and cauliflower right here in Michigan. Along with growth in other Michigan business partners being sugar from Michigan Sugar, Michigan Salt from Cargill, and Michigan Vinegar from Mizkan all building Michigan jobs and Michigan agriculture, he said. “For five generations we have been making top quality pickles in Michigan and we plan to be here now for generations to come.”

Gielow Pickles produces pickles, peppers, sauerkraut and various types of relish products. The company is the packer of Cool Crisp™ refrigerated dill pickles.

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