May 23, 2024

1440 Foods Opening New Production Facility to Meet High Demand for Healthy Snacks

1440 Foods, a leading portfolio of active nutrition brands, will soon open a new production facility in Jeffersonville, IN, to accommodate growing demand for healthy, on-the-go snacking options.

Jointly owned by 4×4 Capital and Bain Capital Private Equity, 1440 Foods exists to provide people energy to unleash their potential through its innovative portfolio of healthy foods and supplements that are designed to support muscle development, recovery and overall wellness goals. 1440’s portfolio combines powerful and complementary growth brands, including:

  • Pure Protein, a leading lifestyle nutrition line known for its bestselling portfolio of bars, ready-to-drink beverages, powders and savory snacks;
  • MET-Rx, a sports nutrition brand with more than three decades of unwavering commitment to offering delicious meal replacement products which fuel workouts and optimize performance;
  • Body Fortress, a leading performance protein powder brand trusted by disciplined fitness enthusiasts to strengthen their bodies both physically and mentally.

1440 Foods will renovate 200,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space at 301 Salem Road, in River Ridge Commerce Center and install new equipment, representing a total investment of more than $60 million. 1440 Foods has committed to a long-term lease of the River Ridge property and plans to maintain a consistent presence in the community. Hiring is under way for the plant and will continue through 2024 with an anticipated opening date in 2025.

The development of the new facility is supported by up to $3.7 million in incentive-based tax credits through the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). The project is additionally supported by other partners including America Place and One Southern Indiana (1si).

1440 Foods considered several locations for its new production site, where most of its products eventually will be made but chose Jeffersonville, IN for its established transportation and logistics infrastructure and central proximity to distribution points and retailers across the United States.

“The opening of the Jeffersonville location is a significant milestone in our plan to make protein-rich snacking options accessible to as many people as possible,” said Alexandre Médicis, Chairman of the Board for 1440 Foods. “We considered several locations but found that Jeffersonville was perfect due to its proximity to major transportation channels and availability of a skilled and ready workforce. We look forward to becoming part of the Jeffersonville community and we’re eager to expand our fantastic team in the coming months.”

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