Premium Brands to build 212,000-sq.-ft. facility in Phoenix
July 11, 2016 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Jul. 11, 2016 – Richmond, B.C.-based Premium Brands Holdings Corp. — a producer, marketer and distributor of specialty food products — is planning to build a 212,000-sq.-ft. sandwich assembly facility in Phoenix, Ariz.
Scheduled to open next year, the new plant is expected to cost US$29.0 million and will consist of modifying a newly constructed leased facility to allow for the installation of up to 16 high speed sandwich assembly lines. Initially the facility will have six lines with additional lines being added as needed to support its growth, said the company.
Premium Brands will have roughly 610,000 sq. ft. of total sandwich production capacity once the Phoenix plant is complete. In Canada, the company operates sandwich production facilities in Edmonton, Alta., and Montreal, Que.
“The strong growth of our sandwich business in recent years has been driven by several emerging consumer and industry trends that are rapidly gaining momentum,” said George Paleologou, president and CEO. “Our continued investment in the sandwich category will not only help to ensure we maintain our leading role in responding to these trends but will also further enhance our ability to offer large national and international customers with unique product and supply chain solutions.”