Congratulations to Duke Food Productions! The South Carolina-based company has announced plans to open a new production facility in Bonham, Texas.  In addition, Duke plans to move its company headquarters to downtown Greenville to be an anchor tenant in the new Falls Park Place building.

The new Bonham plant is expected to be operational in mid-2017. The 110,000-square-foot facility is expected to employ approximately 200 workers. The facility will help the company expand its distribution into the western United States.

Founded in 1917, Duke Food Productions makes both branded and private-label salsa, pimento cheese, crab dip, chicken salad, frozen desserts and other prepared foods. The new headquarters is near the spot where company founder Eugenia Duke sold sandwiches nearly a century ago.

The Falls Park Place building is scheduled to open in January 2017. The mixed-use development will include office, retail, restaurant and residential space. Currently, Duke Food Productions is headquartered in Easley, S.C. in the Greenville market and will continue to operate an 80,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Easley.

A Womble Carlyle team led by Jamie Francis and Stephanie Yarbrough guided Duke Food Productions in these growth opportunities. Womble Carlyle attorneys Lindsay Smith, Michael Bogle, Kevin Trempe and Edward Griggs and senior paralegal Denise Herlihy also contributed to this multidisciplinary team effort.

Click to read coverage of the Duke Food Productions facility from KXII-TV and the North Texas e-News. And click to read about Duke’s move to Falls Park Place at WYFF4 and the Greenville News.