US private label snack maker G&S Foods has unveiled plans for a full-scale snack facility in its home state of Pennsylvania.
Construction has already begun on the 348,344-square-foot site in Hanover, which will replace the company’s existing facility in Abbottstown, also in Pennsylvania. The new facility is scheduled to come online in the middle of next year.
G&S Foods said that the new location will allow it to “develop healthier, more unique and
Trendy Snacks” while continuing to manufacture pretzels, extruded snacks, popcorn, wrapped snacks, and pelleted snacks such as vegetable chips and straws.
The facility will also provide office space for the company’s sales, operations and finance teams, as well as increased storage space.
Daniel Morgan, the company’s president and chief executive officer, said: “We have an incredible workforce at our current Abbottstown facility joining us in Hannover and we are excited to add more talented individuals from this area. G&S Foods will look to create many new jobs after the grand opening.”
G&S Foods, founded in 1996, is a private label manufacturer and co-packer of savory snacks. Its initial growth was aided by the acquisition of TastySnack Quality Foods in 1999.
In 2018, it was acquired by MAW Acquisitions, a private equity firm run by the Warehime family in Pennsylvania.
Last week, G&S Foods hired former Hain Celestial veteran Thomas Koppelmann as vice president of sales. He replaces Chuck Sinon, who is leaving.
Koppelmann’s most recent role with the owner of the Terra, Linda McCartney’s and Garden of Eatin’ brands was senior director of its contract manufacturing department.