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General Mills Expands Joplin, Missouri, Operations

Global food manufacturer General Mills plans to expand its frozen dough plant in Joplin, Missouri. The $48 million project is expected to create 47 jobs.

The investment will increase the company’s manufacturing and packaging capacity, allowing it to produce more than 1 billion pounds of frozen dough products each year. Construction is scheduled for completion in early 2024.

“At General Mills, we’re accelerating our business and investing to support continued growth in frozen dough,” said Tim Johnson, Plant Manager at the General Mills Joplin plant. “Southwest Missouri and the Joplin community continue to partner with employers on mutually beneficial programs to drive growth in the region. This investment is an acknowledgment of the strong work ethic within the Joplin community and we’re excited to expand our General Mills team.”

General Mills will benefit from the Missouri Works program, a tool that helps companies expand and retain workers by providing access to capital through withholdings or tax credits for job creation. The company is also receiving assistance from Missouri One Start, a division of the Department of Economic Development.

“General Mills is a leading company and community partner that we’re proud to have in our state,” noted Michelle Hataway, Acting Director of the Department of Economic Development. “We appreciate all those who joined us in supporting this quality employer as it continues to help Missourians prosper in southwest Missouri.”

General Mills, Inc., is an American multinational manufacturer and marketer of branded processed consumer foods sold through retail stores.

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