CHICAGO – Newly Weds Foods, Inc. announced plans to construct a new production facility in Erlanger, Boone County, Ky.

Production lines will initially include sheeted breaders, Japanese style bread crumb and blending capabilities for food coating systems. The new facility will also be home to a research & development lab, the company said. The plant will cover more than 325,000 sq. ft. and will employ more than 100 workers when fully operational.

“This new plant represents Newly Weds Foods’ 13th facility in the US and 26th in total,” said Charles T. Angell, president of Newly Wed Foods. “It also reflects the continued growth of the company and an on-going demand for products that help our customers add value to theirs. This addition to the Newly Weds Foods’ manufacturing system provides needed resources and capacity to better address current needs as well as projected future activity.”

The company said that improvements to the existing structure will begin in April. Production is expected to begin by November.

“Boone County, located in Northern Kentucky, along with the Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-ED); and the Commonwealth of Kentucky showed a great deal of interest in having Newly Weds locate in Kentucky,” Angell said. “The Northern Kentucky site is consistent with the company’s strategy to place facilities in close proximity to key customers in the interest of meeting service expectations. It also offers significant transportation options and a ready labor force.

“Newly Weds Foods looks forward to making a real contribution to this region’s success,” he concluded.

Newly Wed Foods specializes in production of food coatings, seasonings and functional ingredients for the food processing and foodservice industries. The company operates 15 North American plants and 10 international production facilities including China, Thailand, Australia, the United Kingdom, Holland and the Philippines. The company also has a well-established network of international partners.