MARLBOROUGH, MASS. — Ken’s Foods, one of the largest manufacturers of salad dressings, sauces and marinades in the United States, has broken ground on a $103 million expansion of its campus in Henry County, Ga.

The expansion, which is one of the company’s largest in recent years, will include new production lines and building upgrades to its manufacturing facility as well as the relocation of its support facility operations to a 343,625-square-foot space in Midland Industrial Park. The relocation will eliminate over 40 truck moves a day on the GA 155 corridor, the company said.

The expansion will create 70 new jobs in addition to retaining over 500 existing local jobs.

Ken’s Foods produces and packages more than 400 varieties of condiments as well as numerous custom dressings for local businesses and other well-known food companies.  The company is a family-owned and operated business that traces back to the basement of Ken’s Steak House, a restaurant in Framingham, Mass., that became known for its salad dressings.  Incorporated in 1958, Ken’s Foods currently has plant operations in Marlborough, Mass.; McDonough, Ga.; Las Vegas; and Lebanon, Ind. The company has more than 1,100 employees.