WARD HILL, MASS. — Hommus producer and co-manufacturer Cedar’s Foods announced it has neared completion on a new $100 million facility, set to open in August.
The 125,000-sqaure-foot facility will double the company’s annual production output to 208 million lbs of hommus and Mediterranean foods. It will create an additional 125 jobs, adding to the 750 employees who currently work across the company three’s facilities at its Ward Hill, Mass., campus.
The new facility includes a fully automated production process that will utilize an advanced robotic technology system as well as the company’s proprietary processing system to perform key functions. It has several energy efficiency enhancements, including LED lighting, high-performance wall insulation, insulated and automatic doors and heat recovery systems, among others.
“We believe that this will be the most advanced hommus manufacturing facility ever built,” said Nick Scangas, chief operating officer at Cedar’s Foods. “We have successfully adopted the latest technology, which will control costs and increase efficiencies, all while maintaining our proven process of delivering products without the use of preservatives. This truly is a win-win-win for Cedar’s, our consumers and the environment.”