Mount Franklin Foods, a leading manufacturer of branded, contract and private-label confectionery, nuts, snacks and foodservice products, has begun construction on a 22,000-sq.-ft., state-of-the art manufacturing facility in San Jeronimo, Mexico.
The project is designed to ensure Mount Franklin’s continued success in meeting and exceeding production demand for the company’s core products. San Jeronimo is a port-of-entry in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, across the U.S. border from Santa Teresa, New Mexico.
“We are pleased to announce the ground breaking of our new San Jeronimo facility which will increase our capacity by 130 million pounds annually," said Gary Ricco, president and ceo of Mount Franklin Foods. “This growth allows us to continue development of exciting new products for our customers and consumers.”
The new facility will house additional mogul production for soft candy items, such as gummies and jellies. The factory, slated to open in May 2020, will bring more than 450 new jobs to the area.
“Expanding manufacturing capabilities allows us to maintain a competitive edge in the confectionery market,” Ricco adds. “This move positions us for continued growth and helps ensure we remain the trusted resource for quality candy and snack products.”