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John Soules Foods launches Alabama expansion creating 510 jobs

VALLEY, Alabama — Texas-based John Soules Foods announced plans for a production facility in Chambers County with a three-phase project that involves a total investment of $110 million and the creation of 510 jobs.

John Soules Foods said it has completed the purchase of a 266,000-square-foot facility in Valley for its new Alabama operation. During Phase 1 of the company’s expansion, it will invest $70 million in the facility and add 210 employees.

The second and third phases of the expansion call for another $40 million in investment and the addition of 300 more jobs in Chamber County.

“This is an important and exciting expansion for John Soules Foods,” said Mark Soules, the company’s co-chief executive officer. “With the additional manufacturing capabilities, we are creating a position to handle the growing needs of our customers that allow us to be more responsive across the grocery and foodservice markets.”

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