Kraft Heinz expanding Missouri facility

CHICAGO — Kraft Heinz Co. announced plans to invest in its Springfield, Mo., facility as part of a five-year, $48 million project to enhance its manufacturing operations and capacity.

It will be the third major capital investment in the facility over the last several years, according to Missouri Partnership, the state’s public-private economic development partnership.

The site employs nearly 1,000 people and produces a range of products, including Kraft American Singles, Kraft Natural Cheese and Kraft Macaroni & Cheese.

“Kraft Heinz has a rich history in the Springfield area, manufacturing some of the nation’s most iconic and beloved brands,” said João Araujo, senior vice president, head of US operations at Kraft Heinz Co. “We are thrilled to continue building on the success and growth we’ve experienced in Springfield by further investing in our facility and the community.”

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