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Duke Foods Opens A Second Manufacturing Plant In Monroe, N.C.

Duke Foods, one of the top industrial food manufacturers of branded and private label products in the Southeast, announces the development of a second facility in Monroe, N.C. The company has a history and legacy dating back more than 100 years to Eugenia Duke, the founder of Duke Sandwich Co. and Dukes mayonnaise.

Duke Foods will invest more than $10 million dollars into the Union County community and add 200-300 jobs over the next 5 years.

President and CEO Andrew Smart, a member of the Board of Trustees, said, “Having a heart for people it’s a great honor for me to lead Duke Foods where we can impact and develop people to help us serve our clients, community, and our brands.”

The site that Duke Foods has chosen has a rich history: it once was the location of Camp Sutton, a Prisoner of War camp during WWII. “Having earned a history degree at Wingate, I feel that this is a special and unique opportunity to bring honor and re-vitalization to a historical site in this community and our country,” said Smart.

Duke Foods is slated to open the facility in the 3rd quarter of 2019 and begin the second phase, 1st quarter of 2020.