ASHEBORO, N.C. — MOM Brands has added more than 350,000 square feet of production space and will add 50 jobs to its cereal facility in Asheboro as part of a $140 million expansion, pushing the total number of workers at the plant to 200.

As part of the expansion, MOM Brands said it has added more production lines and an on-site, 80,000-square-foot warehouse. The expansion doubles the facility’s size.

Chris Neugent, chairman and chief executive officer of MOM Brands, cited increased demand for the company’s Malt-O-Meal product line, which includes the company’s Frosted Mini Spooners and Frosted Flakes, as well as the company’s Better Oats instant oatmeal line.

“In this tough economy, we are proud that our success and long-term growth enables us to create more good jobs in Asheboro,” Mr. Neugent said.