Smucker’s Chooses Colorado Over Wyoming for New Factory
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Cheyenne had been on the short list to house a new Smucker's Uncrustables factory but has lost out to Longmont, Colorado.
Leaders at the J.S. Smucker Co. chose Colorado as the sire of its new $340 million facility. The company plans to hire up to 500 people to help make the crust-less peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Cheyenne LEADS leader Randy Bruns says Smucker's officials felt Cheyenne lacked a large enough workforce for the facility.
Cheyenne was one of four final sites located along the Interstate 25 corridor from Cheyenne to southern Colorado that the company considered.
J.M Smucker Co. is headquartered in Orrville, Ohio, and makes fruit spreads, ice cream toppings, peanut butter and beverages.