Abbottstown, Pennsylvania-based G&S Foods held a groundbreaking ceremony March 8 for a new 348,344-square-foot snack food manufacturing facility on Blettner Avenue in Hanover, Pennsylvania.
“We have an amazing workforce at our current Abbottstown facility that will join us in Hanover, and we are excited about adding additional talented individuals from this area,” said Daniel Morgan, president and CEO. “G&S Foods will look to create many new jobs after the grand opening, tentatively scheduled for mid-2024.”
Tricia Warehime, board member, said, “When we looked at expanding our facility, the Hanover area seemed like the obvious choice. My family has deep roots in the Hanover area, stemming from our history with Snyder’s of Hanover. When the Blettner Avenue location became available during our new location search, it was very exciting to me given my family’s commitment to the Hanover area.”
The manufacturing facility will allow G&S to develop healthier, trending snack foods while continuing to manufacture pretzels, extruded snacks, popcorn, enrobed snacks and pellet snacks, such as vegetable chips and straws. In addition, the facility will provide office space for the sales, operations and finance teams, as well as increased warehousing space.
“When we purchased G&S Foods four years ago, I never dreamed we would be building a new facility this soon. I look forward to the continued success and growth of G&S,” said Ed Good, chairman of the board.
G&S Foods is a co-packer and private label manufacturer of salty snacks. In 1999, G&S Foods purchased TastySnack Quality Foods, allowing the company to add enrobing capabilities. Shortly after the acquisition, the companies moved to a location in Abbottstown, located close to the large retail markets and at the heart of the snack food manufacturing industry. In 2018, G&S Foods was purchased by MAW Acquisitions LP.