Marson Foods, which manufactures waffle products, plans to open a new manufacturing and warehousing facility in Hazelwood, Mo., later this year. The nearly $35 million investment will create up 45 to 53 jobs. The company, which is based in Carson City, Nev., is set to lease 147,000 square feet within Hazelwood Trade Port.
“I’m thrilled to have found a location in Hazelwood for the expansion of Marson Foods. The St. Louis area and community has always had a special place in my heart.” said Dave Marson, the founder and CEO of Marson Foods. “This investment of nearly $35 million will create 45-53 jobs with an annual average salary of $112,400.”
Marson Foods, which owns several nationally recognized brands serving institutional food channels, primarily K-12, including Waffle Envy Artisan Belgian Liege Waffles and Wow Wow Classic Waffles, plans to open the Hazelwood production facility in the fourth quarter of 2022, reports the St. Louis American.
The project was led by Margaret Riter of Steadfast City Economic & Community Partners, a community and economic development consulting firm specializing in site selection, incentives, and community revitalization. Kansas City based Northpoint Development, the owner and developer of Hazelwood Trade Port, assisted in marketing the community and location to Marson Foods. Engaged by Missouri Partnership, Greater St. Louis, Inc. provided support, information, and insight on opportunities for Marson Foods within the bi-state metro.