Kewpie Corporation will invest $65.2 million to expand its U.S. subsidiary in Irwindale, California, Q&B Foods, and establish new operations in Clarksville.
Kewpie, one of Japan’s top brands for mayonnaise and salad dressing, will create 85 new jobs in Montgomery County through its second Q&B Foods facility.
Located on Corporate Parkway, the Tennessee plant will support Kewpie’s expanding market nationwide by increasing the company’s production of mayonnaise, salad dressings and other sauces.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Kewpie Corporation is Japan’s leading manufacturer of mayonnaise, salad dressings, sauces, marinades and other related products. Like its U.S. division, Q&B Foods, Kewpie serves its growing customer base through various subsidiaries around the globe, which employ roughly 10,700 people.
Since 2018, TNECD has supported 15 economic development projects in Montgomery County, resulting in approximately 3,000 job commitments and $1.3 billion in capital investment.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee stated, “Tennessee’s unmatched workforce and business climate continue to support our position as the fastest growing state in the nation. I thank Kewpie for placing its trust in our state and for its commitment to create high-quality jobs for Tennesseans in Montgomery County.”
Shinya Hamasaki, senior corporate officer, Kewpie Corporation and chief executive officer, Q&B Foods said, “We believe that in order for us to truly contribute, Kewpie must become a part of Tennessee as a corporate citizen and thereby contribute to the continued success of Tennessee over the long term. We will do our best to ensure that the Kewpie brand in the United States will be supported strongly here as it is in Japan and to deliver the products from here in Tennessee.”
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