Mt. Olive Pickle Expands Goldsboro, North Carolina, Operations
The company’s expansion will add two sites in Goldsboro, totaling more than 290,000 square feet, to support three more production lines, warehousing, and distribution.
“The Goldsboro expansion relieves pressures on the company’s facilities in Mount Olive and positions us to handle growth well into the future,” said Bobby Frye, President and CEO of Mt. Olive Pickle. “We are pleased that all of our operations will remain in Wayne County.”
As an incentive, a performance-based grant of $600,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help with Mt. Olive’s expansion in North Carolina. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and to create jobs.
Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment. All One NC grants require matching participation from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.
“Mt. Olive Pickle has successfully operated in eastern North Carolina for nearly a century,” said N.C. Department of Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “With a strategic plan focused on training and development, we are aligning resources that will provide the diverse workforce and talent pipeline that agribusinesses will need to continue innovating in the future.”
Headquartered in Mount Olive, North Carolina, Mt. Olive Pickle Company has operated in its namesake and hometown since its founding in 1926. The company packs and sells more than 230 million jars of product per year across the United States.
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