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Conagra Brands to expand Tennessee food plant, add 400 jobs

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Conagra Brands will invest $106 million to expand a Tennessee food plant and add 400 jobs, the company announced.

Tennessee Pride sausage and Sandwich Bros. of Wisconsin will be added to the foods produced at the Jackson Pinnacle Foods plant, The Jackson Sun reported.

The announcement Wednesday to expand the plant by 20% followed a decision by Conagra last week to close the Tennessee Pride plant in Dickson, which eliminated 350 jobs, the newspaper reported.

Other products produced at the Jackson plant include Aunt Jemima syrup, Celeste frozen pizza, Mrs. Paul's frozen fish and Van de Kamp's frozen fish.

"The announcement is a testament to our entire community, to our workforce and the business environment we provide," Jackson Mayor Scott Conger said.

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