UNION CITY, Tenn. – Williams Sausage Co. announced plans to build a second plant in Union City, Tennessee.
The company plans to invest about $37 million to build a 180,000-sq. ft. facility in Obion County. The project will include a cold storage distribution center, truck maintenance operations, corporate offices and a new sandwich processing line. The expansion is expected to create 226 new jobs in Obion County over the next five years.
“Williams Sausage Company and the Williams family are excited about expanding in our hometown,” Roger Williams, CEO of Williams Sausage, said in a statement. “The support we have received from the state of Tennessee, Union City, and Obion County in this endeavor has been overwhelming and will help propel our business to a new level. We are extremely thankful for our existing team members and customers, who have made our business such a success that we need to build this new facility.”
The company’s current plant in Union City has undergone two expansions, including a $3 million addition announced in 2013.
Founded in 1958 by Harold and Hazel Williams, Williams Sausage produces fresh sausage, fully cooked sausage, bacon, sandwiches and other food products for wholesale to grocers, restaurants, whole grocery warehouses and food distributors. The company’s brands are sold in more than 4,000 retail outlets in 20 states. The family-owned business is managed by the Williams’ sons, David and Roger Williams.