Henny Penny embarks on largest expansion in company’s history

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Henny Penny has begun work on the largest expansion in the company’s history this week as it hosted a groundbreaking ceremony.

The project will see the US-based manufacturer’s Eaton Building undergo a 150,000-square-foot expansion in addition to a 25,000-square foot renovation of its Wagner Building.

At completion, Henny Penny will have a total of 585,000 square feet on its 60-acre campus and an estimated 70 new jobs. Fryers from the new site will be built to supply the global market, including the UK where the brand is exclusively distributed by Jestic Foodservice Equipment.

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The company said that the expansion will help it continue to thrive as a manufacturer of premium foodservice equipment for restaurant operators across the world.

Rob Connelly, CEO of Henny Penny, said “We’re on an accelerated growth pace as we continue powering the world’s most demanding kitchens.

“The expansion of our Eaton-based world headquarters with additional space for production, innovation and employee well-being sets us up for another 62 years of success.”

Steve Maggard, executive vice president, added: “Our legacy is state-of-the-art production and making the lives of restaurant operators better by bringing them innovative solutions. This expansion will help us continue developing the world’s most reliable, easy-to-use equipment.”

Henny Penny’s last major expansion programme was in 2014 when it completed a 45,000-square-foot Training Centre.

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