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.