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updated: 5/31/2013 9:51 AM

Greencore USA expands Woodridge facility

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Greencore USA, 10350 Argonne Drive in Woodridge, recently finalized a cooler expansion project to accommodate a large national customer and will supply convenience food products to regional stores.

With 22 manufacturing sites in the United Kingdom and the U.S., Greencore USA is part of a leading international manufacturer of convenience foods that employs approximately 11,000 people worldwide.

The Woodridge facility employs 250 people in a variety of jobs, from entry level food production and delivery to quality control and management. As a product of its recent growth, Greencore USA is recruiting at 150 new employees to support expanded production. Greencore joins several other food related manufacturing and distribution businesses in Woodridge, including Home Run Inn Pizza, Indiana Sugars, Asli Finer Foods, and Edward Don.

"Greencore is excited about our recent expansion into Woodridge," said Liam McClennon, CEO of Greencore USA. "The village and mayor are supportive of industries in the area, and there are many resources available to businesses that, like Greencore, are looking for tremendous growth opportunities. We look forward to working with the Village to identify opportunities for investing in and growing our business."

Woodridge Mayor Gina Cunningham said Greencore's growth provides job opportunities for local residents and strengthens the village's manufacturing base.

"The village of Woodridge remains committed to supporting industrial business expansion and reinvestment in the community," Cunningham said. "Despite these challenging economic times, this is yet another example of a Woodridge business continuing to grow due to the strong pro-business environment in the village."

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