OAKLAND, Miss. (AP) — Ajinomoto Windsor plans to invest $20 million in adding a production line for rice at its frozen foods plant in Yalobusha County, adding 60 jobs.
The unit of Japanese food and seasonings maker Ajinomoto Group made the announcement Wednesday.
The Mississippi Development Authority will give $600,000 to help pay for infrastructure, while the Appalachian Regional Commission will contribute $200,000 and Yalobusha County will give $50,000. The Tennessee Valley Authority is giving undisclosed assistance.
Production on the new line, including a 5,000 square-foot addition, is scheduled for June.
Windsor bought the former Mississippi Beef Processors plant in 2007, after state government lost more than $50 million on it. Ajinomoto bought Windsor for $800 million in 2014.
The plant currently has 312 employees. New workers will make $12 an hour plus benefits.