November 23, 2021
The J.M. Smucker Co. plans to build a manufacturing facility and distribution center in Jefferson County, creating up to 750 jobs.
In an announcement from Gov. Kay Ivey, the plant represents a financial investment of $1.1 billion.
It is to be built in McCalla, which is southwest of Birmingham, and will be constructed over three phases. Construction of the facility is expected to begin no later than January 2022, with production starting in 2025.
Smucker’s new facility at the JeffMet Industrial Complex will mark the third dedicated to Uncrustables® sandwiches, along with facilities in Scottsville, Kentucky, and Longmont, Colorado.
Smucker said the continued demand for the frozen handheld sandwiches has driven the brand’s growth over time to approximately $500 million in annual net sales, demonstrating double-digit net sales growth annually over the past decade.