in the press
Jan 06, 2016
The city of Brundidge is adding Magnolia Vegetable Processors, another food processing company to the area. The company is set to process a variety of pickled and salsa products for retail sales. It will also add 80 jobs in Brundidge.
Nov 01, 2015
In the Wiregrass, vegetable farming and canning are investment grade traditions. A public-private partnership expects to generate jobs and new enterprise — including pickled veggies and salsas — as dependable as the area’s agricultural roots.
Sep 01, 2015
The tiny town of Brundidge is a sleeping giant in the eyes of food services entrepreneur Chuck Caraway, who grew up in neighboring Barbour County. Caraway, 57, and his partners at Southern Classic Food Group LLC and Magnolia Vegetable Processors, believe Alabama farmers have the ingredients to wake that giant and help it thrive.
Jun 10, 2015
Southern Classic Food Group will invest $3.2 million to expand its production center and add about 20 members to its workforce in Brundidge, Alabama. The company also plans to create a new unit, Magnolia Vegetable Processors, a vegetable processing facility.
Jun 08, 2015
Chuck Caraway said he started the Southern Classic Food Group in Brundidge about 15 years ago with seven people. On Monday, he joined local and state officials to announce 75 additional jobs over three years with an expansion at Southern Classic – which now employs 200 workers – and the creation of Magnolia Vegetable Processors, a vegetable processing plant that is expected to be built near Southern Classic inside the North Industrial Park.
Aug 05, 2014
The State of Alabama is reserving Community Block Grant Funds for the City of Brundidge to assist in the expansion of Southern Classic Food Group, LLC by providing sewer system improvements. Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage was notified by Gov. Robert Bentley that Economic Development funds in the amount of $173,438 have been reserved for the project.