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Frozen food maker invests $27.3M, adding jobs in Mississippi

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A frozen food manufacturer plans to invest $27.3 million in a project to increase capacity at its facility in north Mississippi.

Posted: Jan 18, 2020 10:31 PM
Updated: Jan 18, 2020 10:31 PM

OAKLAND, Miss. (AP) — A frozen food manufacturer plans to invest $27.3 million in a project to increase capacity at its facility in north Mississippi.

Officials say Ajinomoto Foods North America also is adding 15 jobs to its plant in Oakland, in Yalobusha County, bringing the total to 450 employees at the plant.

Ajinomoto Foods plans to fill the 15 new jobs by December.

The company opened its Mississippi plant in 2007 and has expanded four times. The latest expansion accommodates additional production lines.

The Mississippi Development Authority is providing a $150,000 grant for the transportation and installation of the new production lines.

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