Leclerc Foods will invest $3.4 million and create 48 new jobs

Kingsport – Leclerc Foods Tennessee LLC officials announced the company will expand manufacturing operations at its U.S. headquarters in Kingsport, Tennessee. Leclerc Foods will invest $3.4 million and create 48 new jobs in Sullivan County.

“Leclerc Foods USA is proud to call Tennessee our home for the past 15 years,” said Denis Leclerc, president, Leclerc Foods Tennessee LLC. “We continue to expand and enjoy partnerships on a state and regional level that are mutually beneficial. At Leclerc, we place our highest priorities on our employees, quality and safety – and this focus enables our ability to expand and invest in food manufacturing. The State of Tennessee’s focus on economic development makes it easier to expand, and we are grateful for the partnership.” – 

In addition to job creation, the food manufacturer will expand by adding machinery to support a new production line in both of its facilities on Airport Parkway. Founded in 1905, Leclerc Foods is a family-owned company that specializes in cookies, snack bars and crackers and exports to more than 30 countries.

“Today’s news of Leclerc making yet another investment in Kingsport affirms and strengthens our reputation as a business-friendly city and region,” said Kingsport Mayor Pat Shull. “Leclerc has seen steady growth over the years in Northeast Tennessee, and our team at the city, NETWORKS Sullivan Partnership and TNECD have enjoyed working with their leadership, and we appreciate their continued investment in Kingsport. While announcements of new companies locating to a community seem to garner most of the attention, it is the consistent, steady growth of existing industries that fortify our economy and speak the loudest as to our validity as a preferred business destination.”

Leclerc has nine facilities in Canada and the U.S., and this will be the company’s second expansion in Sullivan County since establishing operations in Kingsport in 2008. Those interested in applying for a position with Leclerc Foods can visit for additional information.

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