Leclerc Foods officials announced on Thursday, March 14, the company will expand its Kingsport facility. The Canadian food manufacturer is expanding one of its existing lines and adding one new production line for granola bars and baked bars, resulting in a $15.7 million investment and the creation of 40 new jobs.
In addition to the Kingsport plant, Leclerc Foods has four state-of-the-art facilities located in the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario and in the state of Pennsylvania. The company has been operating the Kingsport facility since 2008, and currently manufactures granola bars, crackers and cookies.
Founded in 1905 in Quebec City, Leclerc Foods is Canada’s leader in the production of cookies, snack bars and crackers. Leclerc brands include Praeventia, Celebration, Quattro and Chocomax, with products available in more than 20 countries around the world.