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Gerber expansion will bring 50 new jobs to Fremont, Michigan

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Baby food maker Gerber announced a major expansion Wednesday, as company officials say, the investment will create dozens of new jobs in Fremont, Michigan. WGVU’s

According to a press release, On Wednesday local economic development organization The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Newaygo County, and the City of Fremont, announced that Gerber Products will be investing $36 million and creating approximately 50 additional jobs.

Company officials say, that “Gerber’s investment will support new product lines and programs, and further reinforces its commitment to the city of Fremont.

The Right Place worked closely with Gerber and the MEDC to solidify the investment in West Michigan. The world's largest producer of baby-food products, Gerber Products, Inc., was founded in 1927 in Fremont by Daniel Frank Gerber, owner of the Fremont Canning Company, which produced canned fruit and vegetables.

Today, Gerber produces nearly 190 food products labeled in 16 languages and distributed to 80 countries around the globe.

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