The Region's Economy Wins One
The 300,000 square-foot-facility will be located on a 49-acre site north of Route 5 & 20 in the village of Avon. Barilla is a 129-year-old company based in Parma, Italy. Its products are widely distributed in area grocery stores. "We sought a location that felt like a home away from home," said Barilla America President Kirk Trofholz. In this morning's news release, officials say Barilla is joining a "food corridor" that includes companies such as Kraft, ADM, Sweeteners Plus and Frank Perdue. It's also part of the region's growing focus on the food and beverage industry for potential growth. Here's a link to the announcement.