Today, at a press conference inside the former Pillsbury Plant, The Sazerac Company announced plans to establish a new bottling plant in New Albany, creating up to 110 jobs by 2021. Sazerac was joined by state and local officials to celebrate the news.
The Sazerac Company, one of the United States’ oldest family-owned and privately held distillers, has plans to invest $66 million to renovate the 455,000 square foot former General Mills Pillsbury plant in New Albany. The 58-acre facility has been vacant since 2016.
“When General Mills announced it would close its doors a couple years ago, we worked hard to help the employees most affected by the news. With Sazerac on the verge of coming to New Albany, I can’t help but marvel at how far we’ve come,” said New Albany Mayor Jeff Gahan. “I would like to welcome the Sazerac team to New Albany with a pledge to support their efforts to put down roots here and prosper along with us. Sazerac has a rich and storied past, and I am certain this quality company will be embraced by our community. We are excited, and we expect that this will be the beginning of a long and prosperous friendship between Sazerac and the city of New Albany.”
Sazerac has plans to create up to 110 new manufacturing jobs, including 50 new employees by the end of this year, with average salaries above the state and county average wage.