Maker of JJ’s Snack Pies expands with new facility in north Wichita
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Pennsylvania-based manufacturer JTM Foods broke ground Wednesday on a new manufacturing facility at the ict21 Industrial District in north Wichita. The facility will produce JJ’s Snack Pies, a popular hand-held treat available at some of the nation’s largest retailers.
JTM Foods plans to hire 150 people within the next two years and invest $40 million in equipment and facilities in Wichita. The facility will provide increased production capacity and improve the logistics for southern, southwest, and West Coast markets of the hand-held snack pies. This is JTM Foods’ first expansion outside Pennsylvania. The plant is scheduled to open in 2023.
“We love the people here. There’s a sense of warmth, authenticity, a competence that goes along with folks in Wichita, Kansas. The way the public and the private sectors work together is terrific,” said Monty Pooley, president and CEO of JTM Foods.
ict21 Industrial District, located near I-135 and 21st Street, was once a formerly blighted land that is now revitalized with 560,000 square feet of industrial space under construction.
“Now that we have our first tenant, I hope to build on it. We’ve got great partners with JTM, who are truly going to promote Wichita,” said Marty Cornejo, developer of ict21 Industrial District.
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