Gov. Steve Beshear announced Wednesday that Custom Food Products, a subsidiary of CTI Foods, is expanding operations in Owingsville. The company plans to create as many as 200 full-time jobs and invest more than $44 million in the project, according to a state news release.
Custom Foods has operated in Bath County since 1994.
Custom Foods/CTI manufactures processed beef, pork, chicken, turkey, soups, sauces and tacos for packaged-food manufacturers and food-service chains in North and Central America. The expansion will bring the total number of employees at the Owingsville plant to nearly 350.
"CTI has been seeking to expand its central and East Coast manufacturing presence for several years. With the acquisition of Custom Food Products last year, our way to the future became clear," said Bobby Horowitz, president and CEO of CTI Foods.
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CTI Foods also operates food manufacturing plants in Pennsylvania, Texas, Idaho and California, and it employs approximately 2,000 people nationally.