FRANKFORT, IND. — The Frito-Lay division of PepsiCo, Inc. has made plans to improve its manufacturing capabilities in Frankfort. The company is investing $159 million into facility enhancements that include adding two new snack production lines and a 210,000-square-foot warehouse expansion.
Two Frito-Lay manufacturing sites currently operate in the town and run 17 production lines. More than 1,100 people work at the facilities. The new investment will allow the company to hire 50 additional employees.
“Frito-Lay has long been a valuable corporate citizen,” said Chris McBarnes, mayor of Frankfort. “Frito-Lay leaders’ decision to reinvest in our community reinforces we are on the right track with our revitalization and workforce development efforts to make Frankfort the city that feeds the state that feeds the world.”
To support the investment, Frito-Lay received property tax abatements from Frankfort as well as up to $550,000 in conditional tax credits from the Indiana Economic Development Corp.
“Frito-Lay is proud to have had a presence in the Frankfort, Ind., market for more than 30 years and to be a leading employer in Clinton County. Due to continued growth and a need for additional capacity at our current Frankfort site, a long-term construction project enhancing the site’s overall capabilities is being considered. At this time, it is premature to share any further information than what is in the press release as the project design and details are not yet finalized.” said a Frito-Lay spokesperson in a statement to Bakingbusiness.com.