By Lindsey Tipton, TNECD
Gold Creek Foods (GCF) will invest $15 million to establish manufacturing operations in Campbell County, Tennessee.
Through this project, GCF will create 218 new jobs in Caryville as the company acquires the assets of Campos Foods LLC, which shut down its beef processing operations earlier this year.
Following the acquisition of 241 Elkins Road, the Tennessee plant will be updated and converted into a poultry further processing facility, allowing GCF to increase production by running 50 million pounds of par-fried and fully cooked chicken products per year.
Hiring at GCF is currently underway with production expected to reach full capacity by February 2023. Those interested in working at GCF can apply here.
Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Gainesville, Georgia, Gold Creek Foods is one of the nation’s largest full-service chicken processors. The company specializes in processing raw and fully cooked chicken products, serving well-known customers nationwide. With the addition of the Caryville plant, the company will employ more than 3,500 people across its operations in Georgia and Tennessee.
Since 2018, TNECD has supported more than 50 economic development projects in the East Tennessee region, resulting in approximately 7,700 job commitments and $1.8 billion in capital investment.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee stated, “I thank Gold Creek Foods for placing its trust in Tennessee and strengthening our position as one of the fastest growing states in the country. This significant investment in Campbell County will create more than 200 jobs for Tennesseans, and I look forward to seeing how the region is positively impacted in the years to come.”
The CEO of Gold Creek Foods, Mark Sosebee said, “We already have been so impressed with the dedication and resiliency of the eastern Tennessee workforce on our frequent visits, as well as the continued recognition and acceptance of the Quick’N Eat brand in the market. We are excited about our expansion and investment in Campbell County, as well as Gold Creek Foods continuing the Quick’N Eat brand that was produced in the Caryville facility previously.”
About Gold Creek Foods
Founded in 2000 in Gainesville, Ga., Gold Creek Foods, LLC, has become one of the largest full-service chicken further processors in the United States. Focused on quality and innovation, Gold Creek Foods utilizes world-class technology, feedback from our trusted partners and the dedication of our employees to continuously improve and deliver on our promise to our customers. Gold Creek Foods specializes in raw processing to fully cooked products for many industry leaders, national accounts, foodservice, and retail chains. www.goldcreekfoods.com
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