COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Macon County community leaders, politicians, plant workers and community members joined in celebration of the re-opening of a processing plant in Montezuma, Georgia, Flint River Foods, LLC. The plant, formerly owned by Birds Eye Foods, Inc. closed last year and was re-opened by joint venture partners, Glory Development, LLC, and New Era Canning. This is good news for the Montezuma community, because it means employment and stability for a community designated as one of the poorest in Macon County. Flint River Foods, LLC will produce Glory Foods brand greens and other leafy vegetables. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20031216/CLTU047 ) Glory Development, LLC is the brainchild of co-founders, Betty Williams, Joan Henley and Dan Charna, Glory Foods Vice President of Operations. Williams and Henley are the widows of Glory's co-founders, William F. Williams and Garth Henley respectively. Betty Williams shares her late husband's vision in creating opportunities that impact Glory Foods brand expansion, while fostering community growth and development. These were key factors behind the development of Glory Development, LLC. "Keeping the Glory Foods brand growing and thriving requires the very best in production," said Mrs. Williams, "and Flint River Foods will certainly provide that." G. Barry Huff, Glory Foods President, echoes similar statements. "Maintaining local employment and promoting community stability are hallmarks of Glory Foods economic development initiatives," states Huff. "Processing our brands in Montezuma supports our community development efforts by securing jobs, stabilizing communities and partnering with local growers to maintain product quality." Glory Foods, Inc. markets a full-line of seasoned Southern-style canned, frozen and fresh-cut bagged vegetable products to both retail and foodservice customers. Glory Foods products are available nationally in 38 states in over 14,000 retail outlets.
SOURCE Glory Foods, Inc.