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Amy’s Kitchen Cooks Up $63 Mil. Investment in Greenville, SC

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CoStar reports: Amy’s Kitchen, a leading maker of natural and organic convenience foods, will establish a new production facility in Greenville, SC. The $63 million investment is expected to generate more than 700 new jobs over the next six years.

“We are pleased to move forward with our plans to locate a new facility in South Carolina, allowing us to expand production capacity and more easily and efficiently reach customers and markets all along the East Coast. Greenville County provided us with an excellent site and an existing structure suiting our needs,” said Andy Berliner, CEO of Amy’s Kitchen.

Amy’s Kitchen will be purchasing the former Sara Lee building 1916 Piedmont Highway in Greenville. The 120,000-square-foot facility was built in 1985 and is currently under contract. Sara Lee listed the property for sale last summer at $3.8 million.

Amy’s Kitchen will be upfitting the facility with new machinery and equipment. The company expects to begin local operations at the start of 2012.

Amy’s Kitchen produces a wide range of natural and organic foods. The company will produce a select line of frozen entrées at its new facility in Greenville.

Lease Up: Amy’s Kitchen Selects Greenville, SC, for $63 Mil. Investment – CoStar Group.