A Growing Opportunity

Preparing for their expansion, they partnered with America Place.

 Enjoy Life Foods® and America Place

Formed in 2001, Enjoy Life Foods, a manufacturer of allergen-free snacks, is expected to grow from $50 million in sales this year to $500 million in the next 10 years. When it came time to prepare for their expansion, they partnered with America Place.

 

 

It wasn’t easy to find a space that met our criteria. We needed a large, allergen-free facility that was located in the Midwest, with close access to trucking lines. America Place had it all.

Joel Warady

Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Enjoy Life Foods

The Challenge

Taking the Next Step

In 2015, Enjoy Life Foods began searching for a new facility to accommodate their meteoric growth in the health food sector. Based in Schiller Park, Illinois, near Chicago, the company wanted to remain in the Midwest but was “landlocked” at its location.

Following a nine month search, Enjoy Life chose to relocate its operations to America Place in Jeffersonville, Indiana because of its close proximity to trucking lines. In addition to logistical advantages, Jeffersonville also offered a skilled workforce.

The Solution

The Largest Manufacturing Facility of its Kind

At 200,000 square feet, the Jeffersonville facility is twice the size of Enjoy Life’s Schiller Park facility. Many rooms in it aren’t filled to capacity with equipment, and Enjoy Life can still expand by another 25 percent when necessary.

But what sets this facility apart is that it’s 100% allergen-free; it is believed to be the largest allergen-free facility of its kind in the world.

The Results

The Ideal Space with Room to Grow

In September of 2016, Enjoy Life Foods held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new facility. The company has hired 100 people since the move and expects to bring 200 new jobs to the area by the end of 2017, as it continues to expand into new markets.