TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – At the Wednesday night Joint Economic Development Organization (JEDO) meeting, Reser’s Fine Foods announced plans to break ground on a new plant.
The company intends to invest $86.5 million and says they will create 180 jobs. Their new building project will bring an additional 40 jobs to the community with annual wages of approximately $25,000 and benefits.
Reser’s has 1,100 employees at the Topeka campus, 390 of whom work in the prepared salad plant.
The new prepared salad plant will not only support the sustained growth Reser’s has experienced over the past several years, but will also position the company for future expansion. All manufacturing activities and jobs at the existing prepared salad plant will move to the new facility in January 2018.
JEDO approved a maximum incentive total of $665,000–$329,000 for capital investment and $336,000 for job creation. The incentives are performance based and will be paid over a five-year period.