BandD Foods to open Eastern U.S. headquarters in Americus
BandD Foods, a supplier of steak, beef, pork and chicken products, will invest $15 million in opening a food processing and packaging facility in Sumter County, bringing more than 100 jobs to Americus, according to the Georgia Department of Economic Development. This facility will serve as the company’s eastern U.S. headquarters and marks the company’s first location outside of Idaho.
“I’m honored to welcome BandD Foods to Georgia,” said Governor Brian P. Kemp. “During the first quarter of this fiscal year, food processing was one of our biggest job-creating industries, and just days into the second quarter, that trend remains strong thanks to our top-notch logistics network and highly skilled workforce. I’m grateful for the jobs this project will create for the hardworking Georgians in Sumter County and look forward to celebrating the new opportunities it will bring for the company and the region.”
BandD Foods was originally founded to supply fast-food restaurants with finger steaks. Today, the company produces a variety of frozen food products ranging from finger steaks to tempura to Asian cuisine inspired meal kits. The company works closely with several leading frozen Asian food brands and, over the last decade, has tripled its workforce to keep up with the demand. The Americus facility will help the company meet growing demand and will primarily process and package ready-to-eat frozen chicken products.
“We are so excited to become part of the Americus community,” said BandD Foods President Tim Andersen. “As our company has grown steadily over the last several years, we realized it was time to expand. We searched the country for the perfect location, and we feel confident we have found it in Sumter County. Not only did we find a great facility, but we found a community that shares our values of hard work, forging strong partnerships and giving back.”
When BandD Foods opens its Americus location in 2021, the company will initially need to hire 100 team members, with more positions being added in the future. The positions will range from maintenance technicians to production operators to food safety specialists and more. Georgians can apply for available positions online at www.BandDFoods.com.