HYANNIS, MASS. — Snyder’s-Lance has completed a $10 million investment to improve operations and build on its commitment to sustainability at its manufacturing facility in Hyannis, where the company makes Cape Cod Potato Chips.

The company said it has made numerous capital improvements to the Hyannis facility over the past three years, including investing in new cooking kettles and making several energy-saving upgrades to its mechanical systems. The improvements have resulted in annual energy and greenhouse gas reductions that are equivalent to planting more than 85 acres of trees, or removing 22 cars from the road, Snyder’s-Lance said.

“Our Hyannis plant has a long history in this community, and it’s very important that we continue to invest in and improve the plant’s operations,” said Pat McInerney, senior vice-president of manufacturing. “Our focus is to partner with the Hyannis community to identify ways we can continue to be a good corporate citizen.”

The Hyannis facility has partnered with a local solar farm to purchase solar credits that support the community's initiative to reduce harmful global-warming greenhouse gas emissions on Cape Cod.

Additionally, as part of the investment plan, construction on a new wastewater pretreatment plant will be completed by the end of the year, the company said. Upon implementation of the new plant, the existing wastewater pre-treatment facility will be decommissioned, creating space for additional parking and allowing for future growth at the facility.