CJ Foodville Opening New Facility In Georgia, Investing $47 Million And Creating 285 New Jobs

CJ Foodville Corporation will be investing over $47 million in a new bakery and food processing facility in Gainesville, Georgia, which will create an estimated 285 new jobs. 

CJ Foodville is a subsidiary of CJ Group, which is one of the biggest food service and food processing companies in South Korea. CJ Foodville originally entered the United States in 2004 with its TOUS les JOURS bakery café brand, which currently has four storefronts in Georgia.

“Based on our strong profitability, we have decided to establish a factory in the U.S. to enhance our production and supply capabilities in response to the expanding scale of the TOUS les JOURS business,” said Tony Hunsoo Ahn, CEO of CJ Foodville USA. “We are committed to promoting the unique competitiveness of the K-Bakery, which is built upon excellent product quality in a diverse range of bread and cakes. Our ultimate goal is to establish the TOUS les JOURS brand as a globally cherished bakery brand that transcends borders and captivates palates worldwide.”

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp responded to the news in a press release

“Our top-ranked workforce training program remains a crucial tool for our state as we prepare hardworking Georgians for opportunities in a range of sectors, including the food industry,” said Kemp. “With Georgia’s access to 80 percent of the U.S. market within a two-day drive, companies like CJ Foodville have a recipe for success. We are excited for CJ Foodville to support its TOUS les JOURS brand from Georgia and partner with the Hall County community to create lasting jobs.”

According to the press release, the “new facility, located at the Gainesville Business Park northeast of Atlanta, is expected to be completed in 2025. At full capacity, it will produce more than 19,000 tons of products per year. CJ Foodville will be hiring for positions in procurement, production, logistics, quality control, utility, HR/Accounting, and supply chain management related positions.”

D & B Staff

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