J.M. Smucker Plans Suffolk, Va., Plant Expansion

The J. M. Smucker Co. has announced plans to increase production space by 13,000 square feet at its liquid coffee processing facility in Suffolk, Va. The $4 million investment will enable Smucker to receive additional Folgers ® whole-roasted coffee blends in “super sacks.” This investment includes $1 million in advanced warehousing and processing equipment. In addition, this expansion is an integral part of Smucker’s business continuity plan, according to the release. The added warehouse space will also allow for more storage of raw materials and support future growth opportunities.  “We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for business and business expansion,” said Suffolk Mayor Linda T. Johnson, in a prepared statement. “We are delighted that J. M. Smucker has chosen our city to expand its advanced beverage processing operations.”