TreeHouse Foods has increased the production capacity of its Bay Valley Foods salad dressing business.


The company has increased the size of its site in North East, Pennsylvania, by 130,000 sq ft.


The move has also increased the number of employees at the facility from 130 to 190.


TreeHouse said that the investment “substantially” increases production capacity. However, the company did not provide specific information on the facility’s enlarged capacity.


The North East plant was part of TreeHouse’s 2007 acquisition of Ed Smith.


In addition to private label and contract production of salad dressings, the North East plant also produces barbecue sauces, cooking sauces, syrups and marinades.


“The North East plant expansion is tangible evidence of our commitment to strategic growth through private label categories that offer North American consumers quality, choice and value,” David Vermylen, president and COO of TreeHouse, said.


The company was not available for comment as just-food went to press.