Pure Foods Selects Tennessee City for US Headquarters

The specialty snack food maker is investing $22 million to build an 88,000-square-foot facility that's expected to create more than 270 jobs in Kingsport.

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam says Pure Foods Inc. has chosen Kingsport for its U.S. headquarters and manufacturing operations.

The governor and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd announced this week that the specialty snack food maker is investing $22 million to build an 88,000-square-foot facility that's expected to create more than 270 jobs in Sullivan County.

Officials say construction has started on the Kingsport location, the company's fourth facility in North America. Completion is slated for August 2015.

Pure Foods produces nutrient-dense and low-fat specialty snack foods. The new facility will serve markets primarily in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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