Snyder’s-Lance, Inc., Charlotte, N.C., announced plans to construct a 60-000-sq.-ft., state-of-the-art research and development center in Hanover, Pa. The center, located near one of the company’s largest bakeries, will research, develop and enhance new and existing products across its entire line of Snyder’s of Hanover, Lance and Cape Cod brands.

The three-story, environmentally-friendly building will carry a LEED Silver Certification and receive 100% of its electricity from the company’s 26-acre solar panel farm located nearby. 

The project is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2012.