Leclerc Foods to expand Kingsport operations
Leclerc Foods Tennessee LLC officials announced the company will expand manufacturing operations at its U.S. headquarters in Kingsport, investing $3.4 million and creating 48 new jobs. In addition to job creation, the food manufacturer will expand by adding machinery to support a new production line in both of its facilities on Airport Parkway. Founded in 1905, Leclerc Foods is a family-owned company that specializes in cookies, snack bars and crackers and exports to more than 30 countries. Leclerc has nine facilities in Canada and the U.S., and this will be the company’s second expansion since establishing operations in Kingsport in 2008.