A natural foods company, and subsidiary of Mondelez International (NASDAQ: MDLZ), has announced that it’s moving from the Chicago area to Jeffersonville, Indiana’s River Ridge Commerce Center.
Enjoy Life Foods plans to shut down its facility in Schiller Park by this fall, the Louisville Courier-Journal reports.
Enjoy LIfe Foods manufactures more than 40 allergy-friendly and gluten-free products.
The company is offering all 125 of its current non-union employees the chance to take jobs at the new manufacturing plant at America Place at River Ridge, and local hiring will depend on how many of those employees choose to move to the area, the story said.
Enjoy Life Foods makes cookies, snack bars and morsels that are free of gluten, wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish and shellfish. The products are sold at 35,000 stores, such as Target (NYSE: TGT) and Kroger (NYSE: KR), in the U.S. and Canada, the story said.
Company officials said they wanted to move in order to be closer to customers and suppliers, and the company’s new 200,000-square-foot facility at River Ridge will allow it to more than double its production capacity, the story said.
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