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Hundreds of New Jobs Coming Soon to Opelika

May 20, 2015

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Look out Opelika! There are almost 200 new jobs coming to town, which means more and more people will be looking for a new home. Thankfully there are many beautiful Opelika AL homes for sale.

According to Mayor Gary Fuller and officials from Golden State Foods, a California-based company, will bring 170 plus new jobs to Opelika. This will be a $50 million capital investment. GSF is one of the largest fast-food restaurant and retail industry suppliers. Golden State Foods is spread across 5 continents with 45 locations and services more than 125,000 restaurants. GSF processes and distributes liquid products, meat products, produce and dairy.

Golden State Foods is a member of the McDonald’s supply chain and according to GSF’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Bill Sanderson, the Opelika location will be responsible for 25% of the meat products in McDonald’s restaurants across the nation.

It is no wonder Golden State Foods officials chose to make Opelika their home with all of the successful manufacturing businesses located here. Opelika is home to automotive, medical device manufacturing, vitamins, minerals, nutrition, and now Opelika can add meat-processing to the list.

GSF officials chose Opelika based on its location along I-85, the business friendly climate, the available workforce as well as atmosphere of industry and government cooperation. According to Mayor Fuller, they have been working on this project for almost nine months. Now it is on to site preparation for the Golden State Foods plant. The plant will be built in the Northeast Opelika Industrial Park and is projected to open by the Fall of 2016.

With all of the new jobs coming to Lee County many families will be looking for new homes closer to work. If you are one of the many families looking for one of the beautiful Opelika AL homes for sale contact Erickson Realty today!

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This post was written by Rose Anne Erickson

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