GRAHAM, N.C. — Alamance Foods, Inc., a maker of consumer food products, will invest $42 million to expand its operations in Graham, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Tuesday.
The food manufacturer will create 135 jobs. The average salary will be just over $47,000.
Today, companies have many locations to choose from when considering an expansion, but North Carolina’s competitive advantages always shine through,” said Gov. Cooper. “It’s great to see a home-grown company like Alamance Foods expand in our state, thanks to our roads, airports, rail and ports, our strong communities, and our dedicated, well-trained workforce.”
Alamance Foods is headquartered in Burlington. It got its start more than 100 years ago when R.W. Scott began selling the extra cream and butter that he churned for his family. In 1927, his son Ralph H. Scott expanded the business and established Melville Dairy, which in 1959 became one of the first producers in the United States for aerosol whipped cream.
The company's project in Graham will expand warehousing and production facilities for its aerosol whipped cream product line.