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Golden Boy Foods to bring 130 jobs to Troy

Alabama Development Office Director Seth Hammett, right, presents a plaque with the seal of Alabama to Richard Harris, president of Golden Boy Foods, during a ceremony to announce Golden Boy Foods as a new business in Troy, Ala., Thursday, June 30, 2011. The peanut butter manufacturing plant will bring 130 jobs to Troy. (Messenger Staff Photo/Thomas Graning)

Golden Boy Foods Ltd. confirmed plans today with state and local officials to open a new peanut butter plant in the City of Troy.

Golden Boy Foods is a Canadian company, which is among the leading suppliers of organic and conventional, store brand peanut butter and nut butter, as well as a premier supplier of all kinds of nut and dried fruit products for snacking and baking.

The company supplies 20 of the top 30 retailers in North America, as well as leading food service organizations and major food processors.

Other Golden Boy Food locations are in Washington state and Ontario and British Columbia, Canada.

“We are delighted to be joining the successful community of Troy businesses and families, said Richard Harris, president and CEO of Golden Boy Foods. “In comparison with other locations we reviewed across Alabama and Georgia, Troy stood out as the most favorable climate for our business and the place in which we received the warmest welcome.”

The company estimates that 65-75 jobs will be created at the plant by the middle of 2012 and a total of 130 jobs will be created by the middle of 2013. Golden Boy Foods will be located in the former Campbell Enterprises building in the Troy Industrial Park.

See Friday’s edition of The Messenger for complete details.