MG Foods Will Bring 95 Jobs and $2.3 Million Investment To Melbourne, Rich Lindsay to Lead Operations
By Space Coast Daily // September 12, 2018
Company to renovate 30,000 square-foot facility at 685 Atlantis Road in Melbourne
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – MG Foods Inc. will join Brevard’s growing food manufacturing industry, becoming the 23rd company in this local sector, according to the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast.
Headquartered in North Carolina, with an additional location in Texas, MG Foods is a private label production company specializing in fresh and frozen foods.
The 11-year-old company has enjoyed rapid growth over the past few years .
MG Foods has selected Rich Lindsay as Director of Operations in Melbourne.
Lindsay, who oversaw the successful opening of the MG Food facility in Texas, recently relocated to Melbourne with his family to open and run the Florida Operation.
“We are very excited to open our newest operation in Melbourne,” said Lindsay.
“By working strategically with the EDC, our team chose Melbourne as the location due to its proximity to our customers, as well as a terrific pool of prospective employees to draw from. We are making great progress on the construction of our facility which will be open later this fall.”
The company will renovate 685 Atlantis Road in Melbourne for its new production and distribution facility, which will lead to 95 new employees and a $2.3 million capital investment.
“We are thrilled MG Foods selected Brevard County for its corporate expansion,” said Lynda Weatherman, president and CEO of the EDC.
“This announcement is another great example of how Brevard’s industry base is continuing to diversify, adding job opportunities for all Space Coast residents.”
MG Foods will host a job fair in the weeks leading up to the grand opening of the new facility, where prospective employees will have a chance to learn about MG Foods and interview for posted positions.
“We already have a great pipeline of customers established, so when we open, we will hit the ground running and will need great people to help us in a variety of positions, including Class-B drivers, food production workers, warehouse order selectors and office staff,” said Lindsay.
As the construction of the facility nears completion, details of the job fair will be announced.
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