General Mills to Invest $48 Million in Joplin Frozen Dough Plant Expansion, Creating Jobs
– General Mills plans to invest $48 million in expanding its frozen dough facility in Joplin, Missouri.
– The expansion will add semi-automated processing and packaging to improve production and operational efficiencies, allowing General Mills to produce over 1 billion pounds of frozen dough products annually.
The investment by General Mills in its Joplin frozen dough plant highlights the company’s commitment to growth in the frozen dough sector. The $48 million expansion project is set to be completed by early 2024 and is expected to create 47 new jobs in the Joplin community.
With the addition of semi-automated processing and packaging, General Mills aims to enhance its production capabilities and operational efficiencies. This strategic move will enable the company to meet the growing demand for frozen dough products and further accelerate its business.
Tim Johnson, the plant manager at General Mills Joplin plant, expressed his excitement about the expansion and emphasized the strong work ethic within the Joplin community. He mentioned that this investment is a testament to the partnership between Southwest Missouri, the Joplin community, and employers, driving growth in the region.
The Joplin plant, originally a Pillsbury facility established in 1989, became part of General Mills when it acquired Pillsbury in 2001. The upcoming expansion marks another significant milestone for General Mills’ presence in Joplin and reinforces their commitment to the local workforce and community.