Sargento Foods to expand in Hilbert, hire 140 workers

Freeman Staff

Oct. 15, 2015

PLYMOUTH —Sargento Foods will add 60,000 square feet to its Hilbert facility and create 140 incremental jobs, according to a Thursday announcement.

“Sargento remains steadfast in our commitment to growing in Wisconsin,” said Sargento Foods CEO Louie Gentine in a statement. “We look forward to increasing our facilities in Hilbert to add production capacity.” 

The existing plant is located on Highway 57 and was last remodeled and expanded in 2011. Sargento Foods produces products for retail, food service and ingredients at this location.

Currently, 135 people are employed at the Hilbert facility.

According to the announcement, construction will begin during the fourth quarter of 2015 with occupancy expected by late 2016. 

Sargento Foods also operates production facilities in Plymouth and Kiel and a technical center in Elkhart Lake. Kiel and Elkhart Lake facilities are also currently under expansion construction that began earlier this year.