Monday, October 26, 2009

Empire Foods Lands in Rocky Mount

Empire Foods TSG has broken ground for its new 45,000 square foot, $3 million food and baked goods production center in Rocky Mount. The facility will open in 2010 and will employee 84.

The facility will be constructed on a greenfield site within the Franklin County/Rocky Mount Industrial Park. Price Construction of Rocky Mount) is the lead building contractor.

“Franklin County and Rocky Mount offer a great community for our company and we look forward to opening our new state of the art food production facility next summer. The new Franklin County/Rocky Mount facility will provide TSG-Empire Foods with the opportunity to grow our successful cake and bakery business into new markets and new product offerings,” Len Marek, president and CEO, TSG-Empire Foods says.

Charles Wagner, Chair Franklin County Board of Supervisors, said, “We are pleased to welcome TSG-Empire to our community. Our intent with economic development is to provide a broad diversity of industries that offer good wages for employees within our community. We are also pleased that TSG Empire selected a local builder, Price Construction, for the project. It’s always great to see dirt moving and construction equipment in one of our business parks.”

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