General Mills Expansion

September 29/Nashville/States News Service -- General Mills Inc. decided to invest $100 million in the expansion of the companys production facility in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Company officials say the plant, which manufactures products for General Mills Yoplait brand, will add approximately 80 jobs.

"General Mills has been a wonderful corporate citizen of our community for many, many years," said Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg. "The addition of 80 new jobs to our community will be a strong addition to the local economy."

The Yoplait line of products is a $1.5 billion business for General Mills. Products include Yoplait Original yogurt, Yoplait Light and Go-Gurt yogurt for kids. In addition to being a long-time corporate citizen of Rutherford County, the General Mills facility in Murfreesboro has also participated with General Mills plants around the world in innovating new safety measures to reduce the stresses and strains which accompany employee lifting and an employee-led sustainability program in Murfreesboro resulted in energy, water and waste cost savings of more than $86,000 for the company in 2009.

From the September 30, 2010, Prepared Foods' Daily News
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