Fritos Maker Unveils $159M Expansion Plan

Bag of Frito's corn chips on its side with the contents spilling out.

Officials in Frankfort, Indiana recently announced that the Frito-Lay division of PepsiCo would invest $159 million and create at least 50 new jobs in the city. The expansion will support the addition of two new snack production lines and warehouse space for future growth.

Frito-Lay is the largest producer of snack foods in the U.S., with more than 30 manufacturing facilities around the country. Frito-Lay has had a presence in Frankfort for more than 30 years. The two facilities it currently operates employ 1,100 full-time associates on 17 snack production lines that encompass a total of 135 acres.

The 210,000-square-foot construction project will fill a need for additional capacity and capabilities for Frito-Lay’s Frankfort operations. City officials have proposed a real estate and personal property tax abatement in support of this investment, and the new jobs that will be created. Additionally, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Frito-Lay up to $550,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans.

 

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