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Duke Foods Opens A Second Manufacturing Plant in Monroe, NC to Support High Demand in Distribution and Overall Growth

Duke Foods Opens A Second Manufacturing Plant in Monroe, NC to Support High Demand in Distribution and Overall Growth

In a 95,000 sq/ft facility where ready-to-eat products will be produced and stored, Duke Foods will create 200-300 new jobs for the county of Monroe, NC

Greenville, SC—A tradition since 1917, Duke Foods, one of the top industrial food manufacturers of branded and private label products in the Southeast, is proud to announce the development of a second facility in Monroe, NC. The company has a history and legacy dating back over 100 years to Eugenia Duke, the founder of Duke Sandwich Co. and Dukes mayonnaise.

Duke Foods will invest over $10 million dollars into the Union County community and add 200-300 jobs over the next 5 years. President and CEO, Andrew Smart is a graduate of Wingate University and member of the Board of Trustees. “Having a heart for people it’s a great honor for me to lead Duke Foods where we can impact and develop people to help us serve our clients, community, and our brands.”

The site that Duke Foods has chosen has a rich history: it once was the location of Camp Sutton, a Prisoner of War camp during WWII. “Having earned a History degree at Wingate, I feel that this is a special and unique opportunity to bring honor and re-vitalization to a historical site in this community and our country,” shared Smart.

Duke Foods is slated to open the facility in the 3rd quarter of 2019 and begin the second phase, 1st quarter of 2020.

To learn more about Duke Foods, please visit their website at www.dukefoods.com Our mission is to continue to connect people across the table, across miles, and across generations. Prepared to be Shared.