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Frito-Lay Plans $100 Million Expansion at Pulaski, Tennessee, Production Center

11/06/2020
Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo and a leading snack manufacturer, will expand its operations in the city of Pulaski, Tennessee. The company expects to create 100 new jobs over the next three years while investing $100 million in Giles County.

The Frito-Lay Pulaski site project will include manufacturing and warehouse expansions, including the addition of four new manufacturing lines to support future growth. The new lines will produce products from the recently acquired PopCorners brand. Construction is set to begin in early 2021, and the project is expected to be completed in early 2022.

“For more than 40 years, the Frito-Lay Pulaski site has been a proud member of the Giles County community, employing more than 450 dedicated associates, and is a key contributor to the Tennessee economy. We appreciate the assistance and support of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development in bringing this expansion to Giles County. As we continue to invest in the communities where we operate, we are grateful for the support from the Giles County Economic Development Commission team and the TVA who have been instrumental to this project,” noted Kathy Alfano, senior director, Economic Development, PepsiCo.

Frito-Lay employs 50,000 associates in the U.S. and approximately 2,100 in Tennessee. The company has operated in Pulaski for more than 40 years and is the only Frito-Lay producer of Grandma’s Cookies.

“One of my top priorities as governor is to provide high quality job opportunities for Tennesseans across the state, and this expansion does just that. Frito-Lay is an important member of the Giles County community, and valuable companies continuing to expand in Tennessee is what we need to get our economy back on track,” said Governor Bill Lee.

“Frito-Lay is one of the most recognized names in the snack food industry, and we are proud to partner with them on this expansion. There are more than 1,600 registered food and beverage manufacturers operating in the state, and Frito-Lay is one of those successful companies. I am grateful to the company and everyone who played a role in making this project happen,” TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe added.

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