NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a story April 26 about an Oregon food company, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Harry's Fresh Foods was building a new facility in Nashville. The maker of refrigerated and frozen foods is spending $34 million to upgrade an existing building in the city.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Harry's Fresh Foods to upgrade Nashville facility, hire 300
Harry's Fresh Foods is upgrading a production facility in Nashville that the company says will lead to the creation of 302 new jobs
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Harry's Fresh Foods is adding a production facility in Nashville that the company says will lead to the creation of 302 new jobs.
The Portland, Oregon-based maker of refrigerated and frozen foods said it is investing more than $34 million in the 200,000-square-foot facility. CEO Jamie Colbourne said having facilities on both sides of the Rocky Mountains will improve the shelf life of delivered items.
Harry's Fresh Foods is taking over a building that was previously run by Oberto Brands before the jerky snack company ceased operations there. The overhauled facility is expected to be operational by the third quarter of this year. It will produce private-label products for club, retail and food-service customers.
Gov. Bill Haslam applauded the decision by Harry's Fresh Foods to locate in Tennessee. The governor cited the state's central location in helping land the deal.
More than 1,000 registered food and beverage manufacturers are located in Tennessee.