NEEDHAM, MASS. — Home Market Foods (HMF) has acquired the former Carla’s Pasta production plant in South Windsor, Conn. HMF said it plans to convert the plant into a meat processing facility. The company plans to invest $70 million in the project.

The facility is anticipated to open in June 2025. By the end of 2027, HMF expects to create 210 jobs to operate the site. The company has begun recruiting for various positions, including engineers, maintenance workers, managers, technicians, warehouse and production line workers.

“Home Market Foods is thrilled to expand our manufacturing operations to the state of Connecticut, which has a long-standing record of hosting some of the greatest manufacturing companies in the country, and to work so closely with the Town of South Windsor to expand its base of jobs and community support,” said Doug Atamian, chief executive officer of HMF.  “This new plant represents a significant opportunity for Home Market Foods to further expand our manufacturing capabilities and to advance our meal solutions innovation to meet the growing needs of our consumers throughout North America.”

Specializing in meatballs, hot dogs, sausages and convenience store roller grill products, HMF currently distributes its products to more than 175 retailers and distributors across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

The new facility will support increased capacity while holding to the company’s commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. The new design incorporates energy-efficient systems, waste reduction measures and cutting-edge technology to ensure the highest quality and food safety standards are maintained throughout production.