Abilene cookies to $30M doughAbilene cookies to $30M doughhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=55712013-12-05T07:06:00Z2013-12-03T00:00:00Z

ABILENE - Fehr Foods has been granted a light manufacturing conditional-use permit for the 133,000-sf former Sam's Club at 5301 S. First St. The company has 321 employees locally, and plans to add 105 more over the next three years along with a $30 million injection into the local economy.

Of the 105 new positions, 74 are expected to be paid between $20,000 and $30,000 a year, and two managers will have annual salaries of about $60,000. Production will start at the new facility in early 2015.

The Development Corporation of Abilene (DCOA) inked an assistance package — $5.12 million — for capital investment and job creation incentives. Of that, $4.5 million will be paid over three years and account for 15 percent of Fehr’s capital investment in the Sam’s purchase, facility improvements and equipment purchases.

Fehr, which makes cookies under the brand names Lil’ Dutch Maid, Sun Valley and Tru-Blu, will retain its 5425 N. 1st St. operation. The company also employs 97 in Marietta, Okla.

Grupo Nutresa, a Colombian cookie manufacturer, acquired Fehr Foods in October 2010. Since Grupo acquired Fehr, its local operation has seen a 14 percent increase in its employment.

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