ASHEBORO, N.C. (August 23, 2012) – MOM Brands, the nation’s largest family owned cereal company, has announced it is adding 50 new jobs to its Asheboro facility as the company completes its $140 million expansion there.
Currently, the 33-acre Asheboro facility employs 200 people and is already one of the largest employers in Randolph County. The MOM Brands expansion has added more than 350,000 square feet of production space, doubling the size of the facility. The project also adds more production lines, and an on-site, 80,000-square-foot warehouse that was completed last year. With this expansion, the company will be adding positions ranging from line managers to maintenance technicians.
“MOM Brands has been an outstanding addition to Asheboro and Randolph County’s economy. In a few short years, it has made a significant economic impact to our community,” said Bonnie Renfro, president of the Randolph County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC). “We are delighted to see the new jobs as a result of this expansion. It’s a great career opportunity for our people at a time when unemployment continues to be too high and our residents need jobs more than ever.”
Chris Neugent, MOM Brands chairman and CEO, credits the growth of the Asheboro facility to the fact that MOM is the only major cereal company making strides in a large, but flat, category. Additionally, Neugent said there is increased demand for the Malt-O-Meal® product line, which includes the company’s best-selling Frosted Mini Spooners® and Frosted Flakes, as well as the popularity of the Better Oats® instant oatmeal line.
“In this tough economy, we are proud that our success and long-term growth enables us to create more good jobs in Asheboro”, said Neugent. “And, just as important is our commitment to producing the highest quality cereals while saving families money every day. The mission of MOM Brands is to continue to find better ways to give families across America a better breakfast at a better price.”
Hiring will take place between October and November. Interested applicants can find out more information on the MOM Brands Career page on its website at www.mombrands.com/careers.
About MOM Brands
MOM Brands, formerly the Malt-O-Meal Company, is the largest family owned cereal company in the U.S. The company has produced quality cereal products since 1919 and manufactures many varieties of oatmeal, family favorite ready-to-eat and natural cereals as well as its original, farina-based hot cereal. Today, one in 10 servings of breakfast cereal eaten every day is a MOM Brands cereal. Dedicated to finding better ways to make a better breakfast at a better price, MOM Brands is continually innovating to produce, package and transport its cereals in ways that reduce environmental impact. For more information about MOM Brands and its cereal products please visit www.MOMBrands.com