Global Food Group will locate a new manufacturing and packaging facility in Clinton investing $4.7 million and adding 224 new jobs to the region.
The company makes products such as retail sandwiches, quesadillas, tortillas and burritos. Global Food Group also packages a brand of products from chicken tenders to all types of potato products, southern vegetables, breads, rolls, and biscuits.
Global Food Group will locate in an existing facility at 245 Quality Drive, which the company is currently renovating.
Global Food Group’s customers include Associated Grocers, Super Value, Harps, and Food Giant. The company is a subsidiary of Global Performance Group, which is headquartered in Cabot, Arkansas.
“The Clinton facility will allow us to grow our brands as well as expand in other categories and product lines,” said Robbie Brown, Global Food Group’s president and CEO. “Global Food Group is excited about being a part of the Clinton community.”
The community of Clinton was hit hard several years ago after a tornado damaged the city’s water system. During that turmoil, Pilgrim’s Pride closed a local chicken processing facility as part of a larger corporate downsizing effort. Several hundred jobs were lost as a result of the closure.