Gov. Ned Lamont announces Frito-Lay’s investing $235 million to expand Killingly, CT, operations and jobs

May 19, 2021

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and the Town of Killingly announced that Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo, is embarking on a $235 million expansion project at its Killingly manufacturing site. Frito-Lay plans to create 120 new jobs at the plant.

Frito-Lay’s Killingly site began operations in 1980 with 200 employees and currently employs about 740 full-time people there. Frito-Lay plans to add another 120 new jobs at the expanded plant. 

“As we emerge from this pandemic, we are seeing Connecticut companies of all sizes increase their workforce and expand operations,” 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.”

The building expansion is set to begin in spring 2022 and the project is expected to be complete in the second quarter of 2024. The project will require local zoning approval.


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