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IMPERIAL FOOD SERVICES TO ESTABLISH OPERATIONS IN LEWISBURG

Statement from Senator Jim Tracy regarding the announcement that Imperial Food Services will locate a manufacturing plant in Lewisburg 

(NASHVILLE, TN), December 13, 2012 -- "This is great news for Lewisburg,” said Senator Jim Tracy who is Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee.  “We welcome these new jobs and investment in our community.  We will continue to work to ensure that Tennessee’s infrastructure is inviting to businesses to bring new and better opportunities for our citizens.” 

NASHVILLE –Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty joined with company officials today to announce Imperial Food Services (IFS) will locate a manufacturing plant in Marshall County. This announcement represents an investment of $3 million by the company, and the Lewisburg project, located at the I-65 Commerce Park, will create 48 jobs. 

The company broke ground on the new manufacturing facility Monday, Nov. 26 during a ceremony with state, regional and local officials. IFS will construct a new 60,000 square foot at I-65 Commerce Park. The decision to locate in Lewisburg was made as the company looks for new ways to reach into more commercial markets. 

 “We have been working aggressively with state economic development officials to market our assets as a great location for manufacturing,” said Lewisburg Director of Economic Development Greg Lowe. “We could not be happier to work with our new partners at Imperial Food to bring jobs and capital investment to Lewisburg and the state of Tennessee.” 

IFS, an American Indian food manufacturer and retailer, is headquartered in South Elgin, Ill., along with its sister company, Red Cloud Food Services. IFS produces and distributes cooked meats, sliced deli meats, gourmet sandwiches and healthy hand-held baked products, in addition to an assortment of energy drinks. 

Construction on the new facility is scheduled for the winter and the facility anticipates opening in summer 2013. IFS intends to fill 48 production, maintenance, warehouse, export and office positions by that time, with the remainder to follow. IFS will begin accepting applications on July 1st, 2013.