US food company Conagra Brands, owner of frozen vegetables brand Birds Eye, is expanding operations at its facility in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. The project expected to create about 140 full-time jobs over the next five years.
Conagra Brands plans to invest approximately $78 million to modernize and expand the current 350,000-ft2 cold storage and vegetable packaging facility on Green Valley Road, which supports the Birds Eye frozen vegetables operation. The Birds Eye operations are supported by almost 800 employees at both the Beaver Dam and Darien plants in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is supporting the expansion by authorizing up to $750,000 in state income tax credits over the next five years as an incentive.
Areadevelopment.com quoted Mark R. Hogan, Secretary & CEO of WEDC as saying: “Birds Eye frozen vegetables have been a fixture in freezers in Wisconsin and around the country for generations, and I applaud the company for continuing to invest and grow in our state. As a company with facilities all over the country, Birds Eye was looking at other options for this expansion. Its decision to expand in Wisconsin is a testament to the state’s strong business climate and outstanding workforce.”
“Birds Eye Foods is a company with a long history in Wisconsin and their decision to expand in Beaver Dam is another example of the strength and diversity of our economy in the Region,” said Paul Jadin, President of the Madison Regional Economic Partnership.
Congratulations to Birds Eye and the City of Beaver Dam and thank you very much to WEDC for recognizing this as an opportunity worthy of investment.”