Glory Foods Holiday Gift to Montzeuma, Geogia - Reopened Processing Facility; Flint River Foods, LLC Continues Company's Economic Development Initiatives

Dec 16, 2003, 00:00 ET from Glory Foods, Inc.

    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.
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     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
     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.

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