Frito-Lay adding 120 jobs with $200M Georgia plant expansion

A supermarket shelf at a Kings Food Market in Midland Park, New Jersey. (James Leynse/Corbis via Getty Images)

A major snack manufacturer has announced a $200 million plant expansion project that is expected to bring about 120 new jobs to Georgia, according to a statement from the governor’s office.

Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo which produces chips and other snacks, was set to add multiple manufacturing lines and additional warehouse space to its facility in Perry, Gov. Brian Kemp’s office announced this week.

The Houston County plant employs more than 1,000 people, making it Frito-Lay’s largest manufacturing facility in the U.S., said Callum Bissett, senior director for the Perry site. Bissett called the plant “a key contributor to the Georgia economy.”

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Houston County’s Development Authority chairman said officials were “thrilled” the company chose the county for the expansion.

Officials did not say when work on the project was set to begin.

Perry is about 30 miles south of Macon.

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