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JTM Foods Breaks Ground On Facility In Wichita, KS

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Last updated on December 22nd, 2022 at 06:08 pm

JTM Foods is expanding its distribution by breaking ground Aug. 24 on a new facility in Wichita, Kansas.

Representatives of JTM Foods and its financial partner Tenex Capital Management announced the expansion, joining community leaders in the groundbreaking at ict21 Industrial District. The company also announced plans to hire 150 people within the next two years and invest $40 million in equipment and facilities.  

“After exploring several options across multiple states and locales, the strong public/private partnerships here, linking government, business, academic and community interests together convinced us that Wichita was the ‘Best Choice’ for JTM’s future expansion,” said Monty Pooley, JTM Foods president and CEO.

The Wichita facility will provide increased production capacity of the hand-held snack pies. This expansion is JTM Foods’ first outside Pennsylvania.  

“JTM Foods’ expansion into Wichita is sweet news for Kansans and for treat lovers everywhere. Our state dominates the landscape in food processing, and JTM’s investment highlights the tremendous competitive advantages businesses experience here in Kansas,” said Gov. Laura Kelly. “Kansas’ workforce and supply chain flexibility make our state the best place in the nation for businesses to build, expand, hire and invest.” 

The JTM Foods team chose ict21 Industrial District because of its location in the country as well as its proximity  to I-135. The industrial district is located on formerly blighted land that has 560,000 square feet of industrial space under construction through the development group led by Ron and Marty Cornejo.

Mayor Brandon Whipple shared, “We are thrilled to play a part in bringing this land back into productive use. Not only will this produce hundreds of jobs in our city, but it will also help represent a significant expansion of the food manufacturing sector locally, making Wichita more competitive on a national scale.” 

To apply for employment at this location, visit jtmfoods.net/careers. Through the website, applicants can learn about JTM Foods and JJ’s Bakery Snack Pies and apply for career opportunities at the facility. The plant will open in the spring and specific jobs will be posted toward the beginning of 2023.  

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