Greencore to build new US manufacturing facility at Quonset

By: Dee DeQuattro

Twitter:@Deedequattro

Email: ddequattro@abc6.com

Rhode Island may have the highest unemployment rate in the country but the state's economy is about to get a bit of a boost.

Greencore, a convenience food manufacturer will build a 107,000 square foot facility in the Quonset Business Park.  The company plans on hiring 390 employees and signing a 50-year lease.

“This is a good day for Rhode Island, and another indication of how investing in our state assets can help create more jobs and propel our economy in the right direction,” Governor Chafee said. “I commend Greencore for bringing a growing company here, and we look forward to showing the world how our resources and workforce can help a company achieve great success.”

The Quonset Development Commission is scheduled to make the announcement at 4:30.

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