US food group Pinnacle Foods has expanded its Vlasic pickle manufacturing facility in Michigan.

Pinnacle said the investment in the Imlay City facility will create around 29 full-time jobs and 500 seasonal jobs.

The expansion means the plant will now produce all Vlasic, Milwaukee, and Wiejski Wyroby products, as well as, Vlasic’s newest line of hand-packed pickles, Farmer’s Garden.

“We’re thrilled to be expanding in the Imlay City community, providing Imlay City and the great state of Michigan with more employment opportunities,” said Gary Lauber, plant manager of Pinnacle’s Imlay City facility.

The expansion includes the creation of new jobs in managerial and supervisory positions, as well as openings in maintenance, technical, clerical, and production departments. The infrastructure improvements will help the plant accommodate more capacity, the company said.

In February last year, Pinnacle announced its decision to focus on the branded Vlasic business while de-emphasizing its lower-margin, un-branded food-service pickle businesses, resulting in a decision to consolidate all of the company’s pickle production to the Imlay City facility.