Frito-Lay plans $100M Tennessee expansion with 100 new jobs


Bags of Frito Lay brand chips are on display at JJ&F Market in Palo Alto, Calif., Monday, Feb. 9, 2009. Pepsico is the parent company of Frito Lays brand. PepsiCo Inc., the world’s second-biggest beverage maker, said Friday, Feb. 13, its fourth-quarter profit fell partly on restructuring and impairment charges, but adjusted results met analysts’ expectations. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Snack manufacturer Frito-Lay is planning a $100 million expansion in Tennessee that is expected to add 100 new jobs.

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Department says the growth of the company’s Pulaski operations will feature manufacturing and warehouse expansions, including four new manufacturing lines to support future growth.

The new lines will make products from the PopCorners brand. Frito-Lay is a division of PepsiCo and employs about 2,100 people in Tennessee.

The company has operated in Pulaski for more than four decades. The new project is set to begin construction in early 2021, with an anticipated completion date of early 2022.

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