MASSILLON, OHIO — Shearer’s Foods, a contract manufacturer and private brand supplier of salty snacks, cookies and crackers, has announced plans to invest approximately $27.5 million to expand its Waterford, Pa., plant. The expansion will include a new product line for the company’s snack foods, a new baked foods line and infrastructure improvements. The expansion will result in 36 new jobs at the plant.

“We are very excited for this high-priority and strategic project and the opportunity to significantly expand our Pennsylvania operations,” said Fritz Kohmann, chief financial officer at Shearer’s Foods. “We are also extremely appreciative for the meaningful support and commitment from Governor (Tom) Wolf, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Erie County Redevelopment Authority. Our Waterford operation has been a great success story, thanks to the strength of our Waterford team members and, in no small part, the…

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