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New jobs and expansion at McKee Foods

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COLLEGEDALE, TN (WRCB) -

McKee Foods has more in the oven than snacks, as they have announced an expansion with an investment of $102 million creating about 50 new jobs over the next five years.

The expansion includes new equipment for manufacturing and a new conference center and office building.

“McKee has consistently been successful here. They’re Hamilton County’s largest private employer, and a longstanding one, continuing to grow and create family wage jobs,” said Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger.
 
“Legacy companies like McKee are an important cornerstone in our regional economy and we are excited to see them continue to invest here,” said Charles Wood, Vice President of Economic Development at the Chattanooga Chamber. “They are Hamilton County’s largest manufacturer and this project represents a significant long term commitment to our community.”

McKee is based in Collegedale.

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