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Food and Beverage Projects for September Take a Dip

There were 73 new projects in September, compared to 77 in August.

Kristen Kazarian

October 10, 2023

4 Min Read
Food and Beverage industry projects in September
There were less projects for September than in August, but not by much.Image courtesy of Reza Estakhrian / iStock / Getty Images Plus

September saw 73 new projects in the North American food and beverage industry including facility expansions, new plant construction, and significant equipment modernization projects, according to Industrial SalesLeads.

Out of those, 50 were new Processing Facilities and 37 were new distribution and industrial warehouse projects.

September holds more new construction projects, less expansions, less renovations/equipment upgrades, and more plant closings than August.


Project Scope/Activity

  • New Construction – 34 New Projects

  • Expansion – 13 New Projects

  • Renovations/Equipment Upgrades – 27 New Projects

  • Plant Closing – 6 New Projects


Project Location (Top 10 States)

  • New York – 7

  • Indiana – 6

  • North Carolina – 5

  • Ontario – 5

  • Georgia – 4

  • Illinois – 4

  • Ohio – 4

  • Virginia – 4

  • Minnesota – 3

  • Texas – 3

For the month of September, The Industrial SalesLeads research team identified 5 new Food and Beverage facility construction projects with an estimated value of $100 million or more.

The largest project is owned by Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling, who is planning to invest $500 million for the construction of a 620,000-sq.-ft processing and distribution campus in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Construction is expected to start in 2024.


Top 10 food and beverage projects:

TEXAS

Greenhouse farming company Bright Farms is investing $400 million for the construction of a 400,000-sq.-ft growing and processing facility in Lorena, TX. Construction will occur in four phases, with completion of phase 1 slated for fall 2024.


ILLINOIS

Upside Foods, a cultivated meat producer, is planning to invest $140 million in the construction of a 187,000-sq.-ft processing and laboratory facility in Glenview, IL. The company is currently seeking approval for the project.
 

NORTH CAROLINA

Specialty food manufacturer Purple Crow is planning to invest $50 million for the renovation and equipment upgrades on an 850,000-sq.-ft processing and distribution facility in Winston-Salem, NC. The company is currently seeking approval for the project. Operations will be consolidated at completion in late 2024.


VIRGINIA

Traditional Medicinals, an herbal tea producer, is planning to invest $30 million for the construction of a 125,000-sq.-ft manufacturing facility in Rocky Mount, VA. Construction is expected to start in late 2023.


MINNESOTA

Beverage distributor Johnson Brothers Liquor is planning to construct a 460,000-sq.-ft distribution facility in Eagen, MN. It is currently seeking approval for the project.


INDIANA

Specialty food manufacturer Kens Foods is planning for the expansion of their processing and warehouse facility in Lebanon, IN by 288,000-sq.-ft. They have recently received approval for the project. Completion is slated for Summer 2024.


PENNSYLVANIA

Kessler Foods, a meat processing company, is planning to invest $25 million for the construction of a 52,000-sq.-ft processing and warehouse facility in Lemoyne, PA. The company is currently seeking approval for the project.


OHIO

Malt Products, a specialty food ingredients mfr. is planning to invest $15 million for a 170,000-sq.-ft expansion of its warehouse facility in Dayton, OH. Approval is being sought for the project.


NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina A&T University plans to invest $13 million into the construction of a food processing complex in Greensboro, NC. The university has received approval for the project.


ILLINOIS

Atom Banana, a fruit wholesaler, is planning for the renovation and equipment upgrades on a recently leased 61,000-sq.-ft warehouse and office space in Chicago, IL. Construction is expected to start in fall 2023.

About the Author(s)

Kristen Kazarian

Managing Editor

Kristen Kazarian has been a writer and editor for more than three decades. She has worked at several consumer magazines and B2B publications in the fields of food and beverage, packaging, processing, women's interest, local news, health and nutrition, fashion and beauty, automotive, and computers.

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