Ward Hill, MA–Hommus producer Cedar’s Foods announced that it has invested $100 million in a 125,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility designed to help the company better serve customers’ demands for Mediterranean foods. The new facility, which is expected to be completed by August, will double the company’s total annual production output to 208 million pounds of hommus and Mediterranean foods, according to a press release.
The new facility will create an additional 125 jobs, adding to the 750 current employees who work across three facilities. With an 87,000 sq. ft. production facility, an 87,000 sq. ft. distribution facility, and a 75,000 sq. ft. dry-storage facility, the facility will feature a fully automated production process with advanced robotic technology to perform many key functions.
“Cedar’s is dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality, authentically crafted hommus and Mediterranean foods, using the best ingredients inspired from authentic recipes passed down by our founders,” said CFO Chris Gaudette in the release. “This investment represents our long-term commitment to expanding our brand and growing the category, while retaining our values as a local, family-owned company.”
Nick Scangas, COO of Cedar’s Foods, added, “We have successfully adopted the latest technology, which will control costs and increase efficiencies, all while maintaining our proven process of delivering products without the use of preservatives. This truly is a win-win-win for Cedar’s, our consumers, and the environment.”
Learn about Cedar’s here.