Fromm Family Foods is working on an expansion of its Columbus, Wisconsin manufacturing campus, set to be complete in the fall of 2014. The company plans to expand production with a second, independent line along with a new warehouse.
A 14,000-square-foot manufacturing process addition will encompass a second state-of-the-art extruder line, doubling the finished product output capacity for the brand. Additionally, a 40,000-square-foot warehouse addition will better help house and distribute all three product lines under the Fromm brand. "The new Columbus expansion will help us continue to keep up with the growing demands of our products," said Tom Nieman, Fromm owner. "A second line allows for more quality control fail safes and the opportunity to open up our capabilities and develop more additions across our three unique lines."
The growth of industry and the expansion of the Fromm Columbus manufacturing facility has created 75 new jobs for Wisconsin workers in the last three and a half years, according to the company.
Fromm will be hosting a ribbon cutting luncheon, welcoming business partners, local and state officials and employees to view the expansion first-hand.
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