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Lee Kum Kee Sauce Group Plans LaGrange, Georgia, Production Operations

Lee Kum Kee Sauce Group, a brand of Asian sauces and condiments, plans to establish manufacturing operations in LaGrange, Georgia. The up to $288 million project is expected to create 267 jobs in Troup County.

The new facility will be located at the Georgia International Business Park and will feature intelligent factory solutions, digitalization, product innovation and R&D capabilities, and a consumer engagement center, providing enhanced culinary experiences.

“For Lee Kum Kee Sauce Group, this represents an exciting milestone in our commitment to serve the growing demand for Asian cuisines in the Americas,” said Jet Jing, CEO of Lee Kum Kee Sauce Group. “We are dedicated to providing high-quality authentic Asian sauces and condiments for superior culinary experiences. With the new facility in LaGrange, we will be able to increase our production capacity and efficiency, ensuring that our products continue to reach homes, restaurants, and stores across the region,” said Simon Wu, President Americas, Lee Kum Kee Sauce Group.

Director of Southeast Asian Investment Stella Xu represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Global Commerce team on this project in partnership with the Development Authority of LaGrange, Georgia Power, and Georgia Quick Start.

Food processing has long played an important role in Georgia’s diverse economy. That makes it exciting when a company like Lee Kum Kee Sauce Group, with products that have been in Georgia’s restaurants, grocery stores, and homes for years, decides to locate in our state,” noted Commissioner Pat Wilson, Georgia Department of Economic Development.

Lee Kum Kee Sauce Group offers more than 300 types of sauces and condiments in over 100 countries and regions.

“We are so pleased to welcome Lee Kum Kee Sauce Group into our ever-growing international family in LaGrange and Troup County,” added T. Scott Malone, President of the Development Authority of LaGrange. “This project, led by Kelley Bush, Director of Workforce Development and Existing Industry for the Development Authority of LaGrange, was strategically targeted by our team to support our diverse industry base. Excellent infrastructure and a well-established logistics network along with innovative workforce development programs were key drivers to the final decision.”

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