Conagra Brands - Gardein Facility

Project Overview:

In 2015, the City of Hagerstown attracted Pinnacle Foods to 1100 Frederick Street, a 125,500 sf food-grade manufacturing facility formerly owned and operated by Unilever/Good Humor Ice Cream. The facility now produces Gardein products – offering meatless meats through a proprietary plant-based protein product. In 2018, Conagra Brand completed an acquisition of Pinnacle Food’s Gardein brand and the Hagerstown facility.

Investment and Jobs:

  • $40 million initial investment and additional investment now totaling $90 million+
  • 125+ jobs created with growth to 242 jobs expected

Incentives and Programs Utilized:

  • An incentive package specific to the project was created by the City, County, and State.
    • The incentive package was based on a minimum of $30 million investment and 200 jobs created.

3/31/20 - CNBC-Mad Money Segment: Conagra CEO Shares …including comments about Gardein.