General Mills will invest $250 million to increase capacity at a Tennessee plant that makes yogurt and toaster pastries.
It’s a welcome change from General Mills’ factory-related announcements of late, which have often involved plant closings.
General Mill’s investment in its Murfreesboro, Tenn., plant, announced Tuesday, will add two product lines and create 117 new jobs.
The plant currently employs about 900 workers and produces Yoplait and General Mills Toaster Strudel, according to the Murfreesboro Daily News.
As part of a restructuring brought on by lean times in the packaged food industry, General Mills since last fall has announced plant closures in Massachusetts, California, Indiana and Ontario, Canada.