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Snack Innovations moves to Middlesex County with EDA help

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EDA President and COO Tim Lizura.
EDA President and COO Tim Lizura. - ()

Yet another food company in search of more space made the trans-Hudson jump from New York to New Jersey recently, according to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

Snack Innovations, a family-owned manufacturer, distributor and wholesaler of healthy snack foods, relocated to Piscataway from the Brooklyn facility it had outgrown since starting in 2009.

Since the move, Snack Innovations has increased its staff from 30 people to 75.

“Companies in many industries are recognizing all that New Jersey has to offer in terms of its location and skilled workforce,” said EDA President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Lizura.  “We welcome the addition of Snack Innovations to the state’s already thriving food and agricultural sector, and are excited to have helped the company advance to an exciting new phase.”

With the help of the EDA’s Premier Lender Program, Snack Innovations received a Provident Bank loan with a 35 percent EDA participation to acquire its new 35,000-square-foot facility.

The new Piscataway location positions the company for continued growth and allows for flexibility to change and expand dependent on operational needs, according to Snack Innovations’ leadership.

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Gabrielle Saulsbery

Gabrielle Saulsbery

Albany, N.Y. native Gabrielle Saulsbery is a staff writer for NJBIZ and the newest thing in New Jersey. You can contact her at gsaulsbery@njbiz.com.

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