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Food distributor to add jobs in Nashville

Posted October 30, 2008 4:36 p.m. EDT

— American Food Resources LLC, a national food wholesale and distribution company, plans to expand its facility in Nashville, investing $3 million and adding 70 jobs during the next three years, officials said Thursday.

American Food Resources serves the retail, food service and industrial market, manufacturing and distributing cheese and dairy products, and offers public storage services for canned and refrigerated food products. The company plans a new line of vegetarian products and plans to move an out-of-state business it is buying to Nashville, where a new canning line and vegetable cooking will be added.

“This expansion solidifies a strong operational base for years to come. It also complements our cheese and dairy operation as we look to the future in the natural and organic marketplace,” American Food Resources Chief Executive Tim Carper said in a statement.

Salaries for the 70 new positions will vary by job type, but the average annual wage will be $35,523, not including benefits. Nash County's average annual wage is $31,148.

The company has been approved for a $50,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund, but receipt of the money will be tied to meeting performance targets.