HYANNIS, Mass., Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Snyder's-Lance, a leading manufacturer and distributor of premium snacks, is completing a $10 million investment to improve operations and build on its commitment to sustainability at its manufacturing facility in Hyannis, where the company makes Cape Cod Potato Chips.
Over the past three years, Snyder's-Lance has made numerous capital improvements to the Hyannis plant, which is one of the area's top tourist destinations with over 350,000 visitors annually. The company invested in new cooking kettles and made several energy-saving upgrades to its mechanical systems. These improvements have resulted in annual energy and greenhouse gas reductions that are equivalent to planting more than 85 acres of trees, or removing 22 cars from the road.
"Our Hyannis plant has a long history in this community, and it's very important that we continue to invest in and improve the plant's operations," said Pat McInerney, Snyder's-Lance Senior Vice President of Manufacturing. "Our focus is to partner with the Hyannis community to identify ways we can continue to be a good corporate citizen."
In addition, the Hyannis facility has partnered with a local solar farm to purchase solar credits that support the community's initiative to reduce harmful global-warming greenhouse gas emissions on Cape Cod.
As part of the investment plan, construction on a new, state-of-the-art wastewater pretreatment plant will be completed by the end of the year. Upon implementation of the new plant, the existing wastewater pre-treatment facility will be decommissioned, creating space for additional parking and allowing for future growth at the facility.
About Snyder's-Lance, Inc.
Snyder's-Lance, Inc., headquartered in Charlotte, NC, manufactures and markets snack foods throughout the United States and internationally. Snyder's-Lance's products include pretzels, sandwich crackers, pretzel crackers, potato chips, cookies, tortilla chips, restaurant style crackers, nuts and other snacks. Snyder's-Lance has manufacturing facilities in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Georgia, Arizona, Massachusetts, Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin. Products are sold under the Snyder's of Hanover®, Lance®, Cape Cod®, Snack Factory® Pretzel Crisps®, Krunchers!®, Tom's®, Archway®, Jays®, Stella D'oro®, Eatsmart™, O-Ke-Doke®, and other brand names along with a number of third party brands. Products are distributed nationally through grocery and mass merchandisers, convenience stores, club stores, food service outlets and other channels. For more information, visit www.snyderslance.com. LNCE-G
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