Unilever (IW 1000/50) a leading suppliers of food, home and personal care products, announced yesterday that it will invest $152.5 million to expand its New Century spreads manufacturing facility in Johnson County, Kansas.
“The investment and expansion of our New Century spreads facility is a significant milestone in the history of Unilever US and is in line with our strategy of investing back for growth in America,” said Kees Kruythoff, president of Unilever North America. “By creating a world-class manufacturing facility we are further investing in our core food brands, and we’re excited about the growth this will enable.”
About 100 new jobs will be created at the facility which currently employs 150.
The company’s New Century facility uses a “total system approach,” which optimizes the positive economic, environmental and social benefits of the facility’s location to sustainably produce its North America spreads brands. Country Crock, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, Promise, Imperial and Brummel & Brown brands are all produced at the facility.