Nov 15, 2013 5:48 PM by AP
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Folgers Coffee Co. plans a $5 million expansion in eastern New Orleans as parent J.M. Smucker Co. continues consolidating coffee production.
Smucker spokeswoman Maribeth Burns tells New Orleans CityBusiness (http://bit.ly/1aIm1oF ) that a new $3 million administration building will have bigger offices, not more people.
Building permits show the company also plans a $2 million expansion at a production warehouse on Chef Menteur Highway.
Burns said Folgers is adding a new packaging line and storage for products acquired in 2011 with Rowland Coffee Roasters of Miami, including Hispanic brands CafÃ© Bustelo and CafÃ© Pilon.
Folgers plants in New Orleans and Lacombe also make Dunkin' Donuts and Millstone coffee brands.
Smucker's coffee production was consolidated to the New Orleans area as part of a $70 million move announced in 2010.