July 24, 2020

Frito-Lay planning $200 million expansion at Georgia facility

Frito-Lay plans to start a $200 million expansion at its Perry, Georgia facility.

The announcement came from Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp that the snack giant would increase its production at the facility and will add 120 jobs. This expansion will add a manufacturing line producing Frito-Lay tortilla chip products, a second line producing Baked Cheetos Puffs, strategic space for a future manufacturing line and a warehouse building to address the new manufacturing lines and future growth.

Frito-Lay has production lines for several of its brands at the facility, including Lay’s and Ruffles.

“Frito-Lay is one of the most recognizable U.S. brands, and we are proud that that this corporate partner continues to find success in Perry, Georgia,” said Governor Kemp in a press release. “We are very grateful for the new opportunities this expansion will generate for hardworking Georgians and their families in Houston County.”

“For more than 30 years, the Frito-Lay Perry site has been a proud member of the Houston County community and a key contributor to the Georgia economy,” said Callum Bissett, senior site director, Perry, Frito-Lay North America. “As the largest Frito-Lay manufacturing facility in the U.S., our Perry site employs more than 1,000 dedicated employees. We appreciate the support and vision of state and local officials — including the team at the Development Authority of Houston County — who have been instrumental to our continued growth.”

Frito-Lay North America is the $17 billion convenient foods division of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP), which is headquartered in Purchase, N.Y.




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