Schwan’s Company bringing new jobs to Salina with pizza production facility expansion

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Despite the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the economy, Salina is getting a boost of new jobs Monday thanks to a major food producer’s expansion in the town.

Kansas leaders including Gov. Laura Kelly, Sen. Jerry Moran and Salina Mayor Mike Hoppock joined executives from Schwan’s Company to announce a major expansion of their Tony’s Pizza production plant in Salina.

The new facility will bring up to 225 new full-time jobs by 2023, according to Gov. Kelly.

Complementary pizza accompanied the 3 p.m. conference at the Tony’s Pizza Event Center, where Schwan’s CEO Dimitrios Smyrnios commented on what the expansion will shape up like.

Alongside Smyrnios, speakers at the event included:

  • Tim Rogers – Executive Director, Salina Airport Authority.
  • Mike Hoppock – Mayor of Salina.
  • Laura Kelly – Governor of Kansas.
  • Sen. Jerry Moran – U.S. Senator.
  • Ray Kowalik – CEO, Burns & McDonnell.
  • Tony Puri – Executive Vice President of Schwan’s Global Supply Chain.
  • Todd Clark – Vice President of Regional Manufacturing, Schwan’s Company.

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