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Wednesday, 28 August 2013 14:36

Vlasic pickle plant expanding; adding new jobs in Imlay City

(LAPEER) -- State Representative Kevin Daley of Lum joined Governor Rick Snyder and officials from Pinnacle Foods at a ribbon cutting ceremony announcing the expansion of Pinnacle and their new 5,000-square-foot Vlasic facility, which will add 29 new jobs to Imlay City. Representative Daley stated that when the area's biggest employer adds jobs and expands physically, it's a sure sign of Michigan's turnaround. Pinnacle Foods is the parent company of the famous Vlasic pickle. The new 5,000-square-foot pickle plant is part of a consolidation and expansion effort. In February 2012, Pinnacle Foods announced its decision to focus on the branded Vlasic business resulting in a decision to consolidate all of the company's pickle production to the Imlay City facility. Daley added that the new plant is a perfect example of how the Legislature's actions over the last few years are creating economic opportunity in our state.

PICTURED: Rep. Kevin Daley, second from left, is pictured here with Gov. Rick Snyder, fourth from left, state Sen. Phil Pavlov, fifth from right, representatives from Pinnacle Foods and other state and local officials. Daley, and others, were on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Vlasic Pickle Plant located in Imlay City.