Snyder’s-Lance Inc., Charlotte, NC, is completing a $10 million investment to improve operations and build on its commitment to sustainability at its manufacturing facility in Hyannis, MA, where it makes Cape Cod Potato Chips.
Over the past three years, Snyder's-Lance has made numerous capital improvements to the Hyannis plant, which is one of the area's top tourist destinations, with more than 350,000 visitors annually. The company invested in new cooking kettles and made several energy-saving upgrades to its mechanical systems. These improvements have resulted in annual energy and greenhouse gas reductions equivalent to planting more than 85 acres of trees, or removing 22 cars from the road.
“Our Hyannis plant has a long history in this community, and it's very important that we continue to invest in and improve the plant's operations," says Pat McInerney, senior vice president of manufacturing. "Our focus is to partner with the Hyannis community to identify ways we can continue to be a good corporate citizen."
In addition, the Hyannis facility has partnered with a local solar farm to purchase solar credits that support the community's initiative to reduce harmful global-warming greenhouse gas emissions on Cape Cod.
As part of the investment plan, construction on a new, state-of-the-art wastewater pretreatment plant will be completed by the end of the year. Upon implementation of the new plant, the existing wastewater pretreatment facility will be decommissioned, creating space for additional parking and allowing for future growth at the facility.