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Cheney Brothers to Spend $24M in Statesville; Expansion to Add 105 Jobs

January 26, 2018

Cheney Brothers, a Florida-based food distributor, will invest $24 million in an expansion that will add 105 full-time jobs at its food-distribution facility in Statesville Business Park, the company confirmed Wednesday.“The attitude of public officials and the community has been very warm,” Newell said of the company’s dealings with the city and county. “Once we connected with the local community, we said, ‘Let’s spend the money and expand here.'” “This planned expansion shows Cheney Brothers’ strong commitment to our community,” Statesville Mayor Costi Kutteh said in a statement. “We are pleased to assist them to add jobs and investment.” The company’s top executive said Wednesday that after exploring its options, staying in Statesville made the most sense. “Statesville had just the right climate for this expansion,” Cheney Brothers CEO and Chairman Byron Russell said in a statement. “The pro-business attitude of the leadership and the available workforce fortified the decision to select this facility.”

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