Fayette County plant expansion to bring nearly 100 new jobs

FAYETTE COUNTY — Nearly 100 new jobs will be coming to the area, as an area manufacturer expands its existing facility.

PinnaclePinnacle Foods is bringing approximately 90 new jobs to Fayette County, with the expansion of the St. Elmo plant to include the manufacturing of the company’s recently-acquired Wish-Bone salad dressing brand.

Area political leaders will recognize the expansion with a ribbon cutting and tour of the facility on Wednesday, April 8.

Pinnacle Foods currently employs over 600 residents throughout Illinois and is expanding its operations in St. Elmo. Over the course of the project, the company has invested over $50 million to purchase new equipment, expand the plant footprint and improve existing plant infrastructure.