FAIRFIELD, Calif., June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Calbee America, Inc., a subsidiary of Japan-based Calbee Foods Co., Ltd. announces its move to a new manufacturing plant at 2600 Maxwell Way in Fairfield, California's Solano Business Park. The company moved its manufacturing operation from Sebastopol, CA where it had been for 8 years. All Calbee management-level employees were part of the move. The new facility is 40,000 square-feet, four-times larger than its plant in Sebastopol, and includes the ability to expand by 35,000 square-feet. Plans are also underway for the company to move its headquarters from Torrance, CA to the Fairfield site. The Torrance location would then function as a sales office. Calbee America markets and distributes healthful snack foods including Snapea Crisps, Shrimp Flavored Chips and a variety of other chip products. Its offerings are supplied to retailers throughout the United States and Canada. The Fairfield plant handles all manufacturing for the United States and Canada. "Fairfield is a very important location for our company. When we decided to move we looked at many Bay Area sites-from north of Santa Rosa, south to Fremont, and in the end Fairfield was the most favorable," says Masanori Yasunaga, Calbee's president and CEO. "Its location near major freeways makes it a good distribution point, plus its excellent water quality and supply were a major factor in our decision to move here," "We are pleased that Calbee America has moved to Fairfield," said Curt Johnston, assistant community development director for Fairfield. "It has joined a significant list of food manufacturers who recognize this city as a choice location because of its room for businesses to grow, superior water quality and supply, and its access to various transportation options." Fairfield Offers Important Business Benefits Fairfield continues to appeal to retail and commercial entities seeking to grow their businesses for many reasons: an accessible Bay Area location, abundant space, value-priced real estate, a diverse workforce, and a unique set of regional amenities. For additional information on the city of Fairfield, visit http://www.fairfield4business.com
SOURCE Calbee America, Inc.