PepsiCo-owned snack manufacturer Frito-Lay recently revealed plans to open a new $100 million advanced fulfillment center at its existing campus in East Fishkill, NY that will improve the firm’s ability to provide customized product portfolios to retail customers.
“We are excited to welcome Frito-Lay to our community,” said Sarah Lee, chief executive officer of Think Dutchess Alliance for Business, in a release announcing the project. “The company’s presence will support economic growth in Dutchess County for many years to come. We are eager to have one of America’s most recognizable household convenient food producers join our leading logistics and manufacturing facility at iPark 84.”
Work on the 150,000-sq-ft facility is slated to begin this year. The opening of the new fulfillment center is expected to create 80 new jobs when it becomes operational in 2024.
“We appreciate the continued support of Dutchess County and the Town of East Fishkill as they have been essential to this project,” said Kathy Alfano, senior director, Economic Development for PepsiCo, in a statement. “Frito-Lay is excited to expand its presence in New York State and become a new member of this community and become a new member of this community.