Connecticut Governor: Frito-Lay Investing To Expand Killingly Operations

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Connecticut Governor: Frito-Lay Investing To Expand Killingly Operations

HARTFORD, CT (STL.News) Governor Ned Lamont and the Town of Killingly today announced that Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo and a leading snack manufacturer, is embarking on a $235 million expansion project at its Killingly manufacturing site in a plan that includes the creation of 120 new jobs in the town.

“As we emerge from this pandemic, we are seeing Connecticut companies of all sizes increase their workforce and expand operations,” Governor Lamont said.  “What is particularly significant is the fact that much of this growth is coming from companies like Frito-Lay that already have a presence here and know first-hand the benefits of doing business – and investing – in Connecticut.”

Frito-Lay’s Killingly site began operations in 1980 with just 200 employees, and currently employs approximately 740 full-time associates at the site.

“We have been a proud member of the Killingly community for more than 40 years and look forward to expanding our footprint and bringing more jobs,” Laura Maxwell, senior vice president of supply chain, PepsiCo Foods North America, said.  “It’s only with the support of the teams at the local and state level that this project has been able to come to fruition. 

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Author: Maryam Shah