Alamance Foods Expands in Burlington; Creates 135 Jobs and Invests $42 million
Alamance Foods, Inc., a manufacturer of a variety of consumer food products, will create 135 jobs and invest $42 million to expand its North Carolina operations in Alamance County.
Alamance Foods (AFI), with headquarters in Burlington, started from humble North Carolina roots more than 100 years ago when R.W. Scott began selling the extra cream and butter that he churned primarily for his family. In 1927, his son Ralph H. Scott expanded the business and established Melville Dairy, which in 1959 became one of the first producers in the United States for a revolutionary new product at the time, aerosol whipped cream. The company later expanded its product line to include flavored drinks, freeze pops, and bottled water. The company’s project in Burlington will expand warehousing and production facilities for its aerosol whipped cream product line.
Although wages for the new jobs will vary depending on position, the average salary will be $47,063, which is above the current average wage in Alamance County of $46,999. The state and local area will see an additional impact of more than $6 million each year from the new payroll.