A French food company will create 50 new full-time jobs when its establishes its first U.S. processing plant in Lancaster County.
Charles & Alice Group will lease a site in East Hempfield Township and plans to invest more than $10.6 million in leasehold improvements, new machinery and equipment, Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley announced today.
The company has also committed to creating at least 50 new jobs within the next three years.
Charles & Alice is one of Europe's leading applesauce manufacturers and specializes in ready-to-eat food products such as squeezable applesauce pouches. The company has been exporting to the U.S. since 2008.
The company will work with Lancaster-based Hess Brother's Fruit Company as their apple supplier.
Cawley said the company received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development, including a $22,500 Guaranteed Free Training grant to be used to train its new workforce.
Additional funding includes a $150,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant that facilitates investment and job creation and $150,000 in job creation tax credits.