Food manufacturer to add 219 jobs, invest $42.3M in Gaston County

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — Another manufacturer has landed at Apple Creek Corporate Center in Gaston County.

The state’s economic investment committee has approved incentives for Häns Kissle Co., a food manufacturer based in Massachusetts, to invest $42.25 million in a new facility at Apple Creek. The investment will take place by the end of 2025, and the project is expected to create 219 jobs over five years. The building at Apple Creek will be around 100,000 square feet and is the fourth project to locate at the county-owned industrial park.

Häns Kissle manufactures salads, side dishes and entrees that are sold at grocery stores and supermarkets. The move into Gaston County is part of a multiyear growth plan for the company.

Häns Kissle joins three other manufacturers that have already announced investments at Apple Creek, while another company is committed to the site but has not yet been announced. The Häns Kissle project includes, by far, the largest job creation commitment to have landed at the park to this point.

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