Frito-Lay Proposes Major Expansion in Jonesboro

APRIL 22, 2005 - Posted at 2:43 p.m. CDT

JONESBORO, AR - Corporate officials with Frito-Lay today announced plans to install a new potato chip production line at its Jonesboro plant.  The expansion will result in approximately 100 new jobs.

The announcement was made this afternoon at a luncheon at the Greater Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce headquarters, sponsored by the Jonesboro Unlimited group.

In order to accomodate distribution needs generated by the new line, Frito-Lay also plans an additional warehouse at the facility.

Frito-Lay opened its Jonesboro plant in 1998, and currently employs more than 800 workers.