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Expansion of Alamance Foods now underway

Work has begun on a 230,000-square-foot food processing plant that Alamance Foods plans to develop next to a capacious warehouse it operates along Cedar Crest Drive in Burlington.

The Burlington-based company originally announced this $42 million expansion in December of 2022 after the N.C. Department of Commerce approved a state-level grant to defer the cost of this project. The following month, the city extended its own package of subsidies worth $630,000 over five years. In return, Alamance Foods promised to build a facility with a 135-person staff and an assessed tax value of at least $42 million – $22 million of which would derive from sophisticated storage and production equipment.

A representative of Windsor Commercial initially approached Burlington’s inspections department last May to obtain a construction permit for the proposed facility’s shell. Four months later, the city signed off on a site plan for this new building, which is expected to cover a footprint of 233,690 square feet when finished.

The city ultimately granted the construction permit for the new shell building on November 16, effectively clearing the way for contractors to break ground on this massive new edifice.

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