(GWINNETT- METRO ATLANTA) February 25,2019 – Birchwood Foods, an industry leader in fresh, frozen and cooked protein solutions, joined Partnership Gwinnett and the Georgia Department of Economic Development to announce the expansion of its operations in Gwinnett County, metro Atlanta, Georgia. The expansion will bring 80 new jobs and $33M in capital investment to the community.

Birchwood’s new state-of-the-art 80K square-foot manufacturing facility, located at 6009 Goshen Springs Road in the City of Norcross and the Gateway 85 Community Improvement District (CID), will provide the space for the company to produce fully cooked and portioned protein products for national restaurant chains and retailers.

“The City of Norcross and Gwinnet County have always been helpful and supportive of Birchwood Foods’ continued growth,” said Dennis Vignieri, President and CEO of Birchwood Foods. “This is the third major expansion at the Norcross campus since we began operations in 1988. This community provides a productive and talented workforce in addition to an excellent geographical location in the Southeast to service our growing customer base. We look forward to many years of continued community growth and partnership with the City of Norcross and Gwinnett County.”

Birchwood, which is headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin, plans to continue their expansion over the next five to seven years and will add an additional 25-35 employees at the Norcross location.

“On behalf of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, I would like to congratulate the Birchwood Foods team on this exiting expansion news,” said Lindsay Martin, Director of Existing Industry & Regional Recruitment at the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “This announcement is a testament to Georgia’s pro-business environment that is not only attractive to new businesses, but supports the growth of its existing industries.”

“Birchwood Foods is another industry leader that has chosen to invest in Gwinnett County,” said Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chair Charlotte Nash. “Gwinnett provides the ideal location for companies in the manufacturing and distribution industry to easily reach their customers, both nationally and worldwide.”

Birchwood Foods is third-generation family owned business that specializes in center-of-the-plate protein items for some of the world’s best-know restaurants and retailers.

“Birchwood Food’s expansion is great news for the City of Norcross,” stated Mayor Craig Newton. “Their ability to deliver innovative products to market leaders around the country is a win for our community and we are proud of the company’s success.”

“It is very exciting to see businesses in our district succeed and grow,” said Gateway 85 CID Executive Director Marsha Bomar. “Birchwood, along with others in the area, have benefitted from the investments made by the CID and our partners and we look forward to a bright future.”

Sr. Project Manager Deven Cason represented Partnership Gwinnett on this expansion project in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), and Georgia Power.

“Gwinnett County continues to be a strong draw for companies like Birchwood Foods,” said Deven Cason, Sr. Project Manager for Partnership Gwinnett. “It’s another example of our community attracting diverse companies who rely on Gwinnett’s skilled workforce and strategic location to grow and succeed.”

To learn more about Birchwood Foods, please visit https://bwfoods.com.

For more information, or to learn how to get involved in local economic development efforts, please visit www.partnershipgwinnett.com.

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About Birchwood Foods
Birchwood Foods, a third-generation family owned business founded in 1936, is headquartered in Kenosha, WI. Birchwood is an industry leader in fresh, frozen and cooked protein solutions and is a major supplier of center-of-the-plate protein items for some of the world’s best-know restaurants and retailers. Birchwood’s customer-centered approach to business has established long-standing relationships in foodservice and retail industries, which is reflected in the highest quality products and the best possible service to their clients. Birchwood is committed to upholding professional ethics, integrity and honesty in every facet of operation while continually investing in new product development and process improvements. For more information about Birchwood Foods, please visit www.bwfoods.com.

About Partnership Gwinnett
Partnership Gwinnett is a public-private initiative dedicated to bringing new jobs and capital investment to Gwinnett County, Georgia. Since 2006, Partnership Gwinnett has worked with its local partners to attract and retain jobs, cultivate capital investment, support educational institutions, foster workforce development and contribute to the exceptional quality of life found in Gwinnett. Fueled by the support of over one hundred companies, municipalities, Gwinnett County, K-12 and higher education systems, the mission of Partnership Gwinnett is to strengthen the community’s diverse economy to compete in the global marketplace and position Gwinnett as the premiere place to live, work and play.

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