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Pinnacle Foods announced plans to expand its food manufacturing in Fayetteville adding a new production line and creating 25 new jobs over the next two years. The new line will be dedicated to the EVOL brand of frozen food entrees that contain cage-free eggs, no antibiotic proteins and no GMOs.

Pinnacle Foods is one of the largest employers in Fayetteville employing 420 workers on its 47-acre site in Fayetteville’s industrial district. Hungry Man meals, Aunt Jemima breakfasts, and other frozen meals are also made in the Fayetteville plant.

“We appreciate the assistance provided by the State of Arkansas and Arkansas Economic Development Corporation as we relocate a portion of the EVOL brand manufacturing operations to our Fayetteville facility,” said Mike Wittman, Pinnacle Foods executive vice president and chief supply officer.

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