MASSILLON – Frito-Lay is expanding southeast of the city by opening a new fleet maintenance facility and vehicle dispatch center.
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Massillon officials participated in a May 11 ribbon-cutting ceremony with Frito-Lay staff at the Millennium Boulevard site, welcoming the company to the city.
The leading snack company has purchased Baker Hughes’ former site at 3415 Millennium Blvd. SE and is in the process of starting its activities.
According to the Stark County Auditor’s website, FL (Frito-Lay) Transportation purchased the three buildings and the 108-acre property for $6.25 million in July.
Frito-Lay operates multiple facilities at 16th Street and Raff Road SW in Canton Township. The snack company also has a warehouse in Wooster.
Frito-Lay is looking for fleet mechanics in Massillon
According to Frito-Lay’s employment website, fritolayemployment.com, the company is seeking an undetermined number of entry-level and experienced Fleet Technicians in Massillon.
Mayor Kathy Catazaro-Perry told City Council Monday night the company could have up to 25 positions.
David Maley, the city’s director of economic development, said Frito-Lay has the ability to expand the site later.
“With 108 acres there, there’s a lot of opportunity for them to grow,” Maley said, noting that the company had previously contracted for the vehicle maintenance service.
A local Frito-Lay representative could not be reached for comment.
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It appears Frito-Lay has no immediate plans to renovate or add new buildings to the site. However, there are plans to build a large entrance off Phoenix Avenue SE, allowing fleet vehicles better access to the facility, Maley said.
Councilman Ted Herncane, D-at large, who chairs the council’s economic development committee, said Frito-Lay’s expansion in Massillon seemed like a good fit.
“Frito-Lay has production facilities in Canton and Wooster, so fleet maintenance and vehicle repair makes sense at this (new) location,” he said.
Frito Lay produces a number of snack brands, such as Doritos, Cheetos, Fritos, Lays potato chips, Ruffles, Sun Chips and Cracker Jack. It’s also a PepsiCo brand.
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