Troy gets peanut butter manufacturing plant

TROY, AL (WSFA) - Posted by Bryan Henry  -  bio | email

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) --Peanut butter money is coming to town.

"This is a good day for Troy," said Mayor Jimmy Lunsford.

Richard Harris is the head of the Golden Boy Foods, a Canadian company promising to start off with around 65 jobs and increasing that number to 130 within two years.

The starting pay is expected to be $10 an hour.

"We hired our first employee yesterday," Harris said with a smile.

Golden Boy will soon start operations in a vacant building in the Troy Industrial Park, a much-needed boost to the local economy.

The Troy plant will be the company's second U.S. plant and even though Golden Boy has yet to make its first jar of peanut butter, there's already talk of expanding, spreading the wealth a little more down the road.

State economic leaders have spent the last 4 days announcing new jobs in Alabama, most of them for now are in central Alabama. That's a fact not lost on those who work to find jobs for the state.

Golden Boy Foods says it makes and supplies peanut butter to 20 of the top 30 retailers in the country.

Troy beat out 12 other cities for Golden Boy Foods, a golden day for Troy.

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