Facility will focus on testing new products, opportunities to enhance manufacturing productivity

Powder Bulk Solids Staff

December 6, 2022

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J.M. Smucker Co. to Construct R&D Facility

The J.M. Smucker Co. will build a new R&D facility focused on testing new product innovation and investigating opportunities to enhance manufacturing productivity on the company's Orrville, OH campus.

The 29,000-sq-ft lab will support the company's Uncrustables brand. In addition to plans to consolidate manufacturing work to the Orrville facility, this new project will create 35 new jobs.

"We are excited to support the momentum of our Uncrustables brand and our continued work to meet the unprecedented demand for the product through this new R&D facility, which we anticipate going live in the fall of 2023," said Tina Floyd, senior vice president and general manager, consumer foods, The J.M. Smucker Co. "The support of local leadership has been greatly appreciated as we have worked to coordinate plans on this new facility supporting not only one of the fastest growing brands in our portfolio but one of the fastest growing brands in the category."  

With completion of planned expansion at its Longmont, CO facility and the launch of a new facility in McCalla, AL, the company projects the Uncrustables brand to deliver $1 billion in annual sales within the next five years.

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