Frozen food manufacturer Ajinomoto Windsor, formerly known as Windsor Foods, will add 60 jobs with the addition of a new production line at its plant in Oakland.
The Yalobusha County project represents a corporate investment of more than $20 million.
Ajinomoto Windsor opened its 140,000-square-foot facility in Oakland in 2007 with 250 workers. The company also added jobs in 2010 and 2013. Ajinomoto Windsor now employs 312.
“We are excited about this new opportunity as we look to continue to grow our operations here in Mississippi,” said Ajinomoto Windsor Vice President of Operations Steve Charles.
Mississippi Development Authority helped pay infrastructure improvements. The Appalachian Regional Commission and Tennessee Valley Authority provided assistance, as well.
Founded in 1996, Ajinomoto Windsor manufactures and markets high-quality specialty frozen foods for consumers, commercial restaurants and food-service operations from nine plants in six states. In 2014, Windsor Foods became a member of Ajinomoto Co., global manufacturer of seasonings, processed foods, beverages, amino acids, pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals.