JACKSON, GA – The Development Authority of Butts County announced today that Jackson-based Ready Pac Foods, Inc. will expand its operations in Butts County, creating more than 50 new jobs. This is the second expansion for the company in the past three months creating a total 190 new positions.

“Ready Pac’s decision to expand operations here for the second time illustrates how our workforce, business climate and other assets make Georgia one of the best places to do business nationwide,” said Gov. Deal. “Ready Pac has Georgia’s full support for its continued investment in our state.”

The Jackson location employed 325 full-time employees and 50 part-time workers before the previous expansion in August. This location makes processed salad products.

To ensure its workforce will be ready to begin operations the day the new shift opens, the facility will take advantage of the services of Georgia Quick Start, the top-ranked workforce training program in the United States. The Georgia Department of Labor Griffin Career Center will again provide assistance to recruit employees for the expansion.

The Georgia Department of Economic Development collaborated with the Development Authority of Butts County on this expansion. Senior regional project manager for GDEcD, E. Jane Caraway, led this project on behalf of the state.

“It was so exciting when Ready Pac decided to expand earlier this year, and the news of additional jobs being created is outstanding,” said Bryan Bush, chairman of the Development Authority of Butts County. “Butts County is grateful for the continued partnership from Ready Pac and the team who helped make this expansion possible.”

About Ready Pac: California-based Ready Pac is a premier producer of convenience fresh foods, including fresh-cut produce. With processing facilities throughout the United States, Ready Pac’s award-winning salads, snacks, fresh-cut fruit and vegetables are distributed in supermarkets and restaurant chains across North America. For more information, visit www.readypac.com