Business and Operations
J.M. Smucker Co. to grow Uncrustables line through new manufacturing plant in McCalla, Ala.
November 19, 2021 By Bakers Journal
Orrville, Ohio, and Montgomery, Ala. – The J.M. Smucker Co. will invest $1.1 billion to build a new manufacturing facility and distribution centre in McCalla, Ala., dedicated to production of Smucker’s Uncrustables sandwiches.
Construction of the facility is expected to begin no later than January 2022, with production commencing in 2025.
The new facility marks the third manufacturing location dedicated to the Smucker’s Uncrustables brand, along with existing facilities in Scottsville, Ky., and Longmont, Colo. This new facility, and a completed expansion at the Longmont location, are part of the company’s strategy to more than double its current production capacity.
The ongoing demand for the frozen handheld sandwich has driven the brand’s growth over time to approximately $500 million in annual net sales, demonstrating double-digit net sales growth annually over the past decade, the company said in a news release. With increased production capacity, J.M. Smucker Co. expects to grow the Smucker’s® Uncrustables® brand over the next five years to approximately $1 billion in annual net sales.
“Our Smucker’s Uncrustables brand continues to be one of the fastest growing in our portfolio and in the food sector more broadly,” said Mark Smucker, president and chief executive officer. “We are proud of the success the brand has achieved, due in no small part to the tremendous efforts of our employees, and we’re excited to take advantage of the opportunities and growth our investments will enable. We appreciate the support we have received from the State of Alabama and Jefferson County officials, and we look forward to being a part of the greater Birmingham community.”
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