General Mills Kicks Off $25M Expansion of Buffalo Plant

October 7, 2016

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General Mills Kicks Off $25M Expansion of Buffalo Plant
General Mills is expanding its Buffalo plant to include two new cereal lines that will produce Chex products. Image courtesy of General Mills

General Mills is commencing a $25 million expansion of its oldest U.S. plant to include production of several Chex brand products, multiple news sources reported Friday.

In addition to installing two new cereal lines at the company’s Buffalo, NY factory, which currently produces flour and cereals like Lucky Charms, General Mills said it will purchase new cereal processing and packaging equipment, according to a recent Buffalo News article.

The Buffalo plant was selected as the location for the new cereal lines after the closure of plants where the products were made in Lodi, CA and Chicago, the newspaper said.

“General Mills is woven into Buffalo’s identity,” Congressman Brian Higgins of New York told WIVB News. “Generations of Western New Yorkers feel a sense of connection and pride seeing the grand factory that sits along the Buffalo River, smelling the warm oats that fill the air, or pouring their bowl of cereal knowing it was made right here in Buffalo. We are thrilled to see continued investment and growth.”

The Buffalo plant celebrated its 75th anniversary of manufacturing Cheerios cereal, which began just after America entered World War II in Oct. 1941, The Buffalo News reported. The plant has produced flour since 1904.

“At the Buffalo plant, we believe we have the best employees, making the best cereal,” said General Mills Buffalo plant manager Allen Brown in WIVB’s coverage. “We’re proud to expand our product portfolio here in Buffalo and we look forward to continuing to make food that people love.”

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