Snacks & Candy

JTM Foods Expands With New Facility

Production lines to open in Wichita, Kan., mid-2023
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ERIE, Penn. — JTM Foods LLC is expanding with a new facility in Wichita, Kan. The company, which is the manufacturer of JJ’s Snack Pies, plans to hire 150 employees within the next two years as well as invest $40 million in equipment and facilities.

Expected to begin manufacturing in mid-2023, the Wichita facility will provide increased production capacity and improve the logistics for South, Southwest and West Coast markets of the hand-held snack pies. This expansion is JTM Foods’ first outside of Pennsylvania.

“After exploring several options across multiple states and locales, the strong public/private partnerships here linking government, business, academic and community interests together convinced us that Wichita was the best choice for JTM’s future expansion,” said Monty Pooley, JTM Foods president and CEO.

Representatives of JTM, Erie, Penn., and its financial partner Tenex Capital Management announced the expansion, which will be located in the ict21 Industrial District.

“We are thrilled to play a part in bringing this land back into productive use,” said Brandon Whipple, governor of Wichita. “Not only will this produce hundreds of jobs in our city, but it will also help represent a significant expansion of the food manufacturing sector locally, making Wichita more competitive on a national scale.”

JTM Foods is based in Erie, Pa., and produces single serve and mini pies, as well as crispy rice treats that are sold through a variety of retail channels including grocery, mass merchandise, convenience, dollar and club.

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