CHICAGO — Newly Weds Foods, Inc. has selected Erlanger, Ky., as the location for a new 325,000-square-foot plant. The facility will feature production lines for sheeted breaders, Japanese style bread crumbs and American style bread crumbs, as well as blending capabilities for food coating systems. It also will house a complete research and development laboratory.

“This new plant represents Newly Weds Foods’ 13th facility in the U.S. and 26th in total,” said Charles T. Angell, president of Newly Weds Foods. “It also reflects the continued growth of the company and an on-going demand for products that help our customers add value to theirs. This addition to the Newly Weds Foods’ manufacturing system provides needed resources and capacity to better address current needs as well as projected future activity.”

Mr. Angell said the location was chosen because it is “consistent with the company’s strategy to place facilities in close proximity to key customers in the interest of meeting service expectations. It also offers significant transportation options and a ready labor force. Newly Weds Foods looks forward to making a real contribution to this region’s success.”

The plant is expected to begin production by November.

Newly Weds Foods, Inc. makes food coatings, seasonings and functional ingredients for the food processing and food service industries. The company has 15 plants in North America and 10 international production facilities, including China, Thailand, Australia, the United Kingdom, Holland and the Philippines.