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Snyder’s-Lance Expands Two Production Centers In Charlotte, North Carolina

The second largest maker of salty snacks in the U.S., Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. will invest $38 million over the coming three years at its Charlotte headquarters and production facility in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

Synder’s-Lance intends to hire 70 workers for a new production line at its South Boulevard manufacturing plant and another 30 at its Ballantyne headquarters. Positions will range from machine operators and warehouse personnel to engineers and management.

“Snyder’s-Lance has called North Carolina home for more than 100 years and we are proud to expand our operations here and continue to invest in the future growth of our great company,” said Carl Lee, President & CEO. “North Carolina is a great place to do business and we appreciate the support of our city, county and state partners.”

The project was made possible in part by a performance-based grant of up to $100,000 from the One North Carolina Fund. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance, through local governments, to attract business that will stimulate economic activity and create new jobs in the state. Companies receive no money up front and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for grant funds. All One NC grants require a local government match.

“Snyder’s-Lance is a leading name in North Carolina’s food manufacturing industry and a prominent corporate headquarters,” said Governor Pat McCrory. “North Carolina’s talented workforce and competitive business climate will support the expansion of this international snack food provider.”

“You can’t beat made in North Carolina products that are tasty snacks,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III. “Among the reasons we lead the Southeast in manufacturing employment are the 62,000 workers who make the consumer food and beverage industry a global player.”

Numerous state and local allies worked with EDPNC and N.C. Commerce in supporting Snyder’s-Lance’s expansion plans. They include the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, Mecklenburg County, the City of Charlotte and the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.

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