Leading Active Nutrition Company Expanding Operations to Southern Indiana

1440 Foods to hire nearly 200, invest more than $60,000,000 at new Jeffersonville production facility.

Jeffersonville, IN (May 16, 2024)

1440 Foods, a leading portfolio of active nutrition brands, is bringing its main manufacturing operations to Jeffersonville, Indiana, along with nearly 200 jobs and new investment to the region.

The group will move into 301 Salem Road, in River Ridge Commerce Center, which formerly hosted Enjoy Life Foods. 1440 Foods will invest more than $60,000,000 into the building, including improvements to the existing structure and new machinery and equipment to make it a state-of-the-art facility for developing and manufacturing their products. 1440 Foods has committed to a long-term lease of the River Ridge property and plans to maintain a consistent presence in the community.

The facility is expected to begin production in 2025. A groundbreaking event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22, at 3:30 p.m. EST.

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 over 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.

“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.”

Based on the company’s job creation and investment plans, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) committed an investment in 1440 Foods of up to $3.7 million in the form of incentive-based tax credits, up to $500,000 in training grants, and up to $200,000 in Manufacturing Readiness Grants. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning the company is eligible to claim incentives once area residents are hired.

1440 Foods has already begun hiring for leadership and administrative roles for the facility. Hiring for various production roles, including team leads, material handlers, packers, line operators, and other positions will begin later this year. Available jobs are posted on the company’s website, 1440Foods.com.  The facility will offer competitive benefits and wages, with all employees eligible to participate in the company’s annual bonus program. Wages will range from $18.50 to $33 an hour depending on position, skill, and experience.

“Indiana is the ideal destination for manufacturers and solution providers like 1440 Foods that need to quickly and efficiently reach customers across the country,” said Ann Lathrop, chief strategy officer at the IEDC. “Here in southern Indiana, 1440 Foods will find the pro-growth business climate, skilled talent and engaged business community needed to grow and be successful.”

“The City of Jeffersonville is excited that 1440 Foods has chosen the River Ridge Commerce Center as the location for their newest state-of-art manufacturing facility,” said Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore. “This significant investment is a great addition to our growing network of food and beverage industry partners, and we are confident they will find long-term success by employing 200 local residents at an average hourly wage of $33.”

“River Ridge welcomes 1440 Foods to our region,” said Executive Director of River Ridge Development Authority, Jerry Acy. “We are excited to see the investment that 1440 Foods will make in an existing industrial building and are pleased to have another industry leader within River Ridge.” 

“America Place is delighted to have 1440 Foods as part of our real estate area,” said CEO Jim Karp. “We are proud the improvements of our building captured the attention of such a great company as 1440 Foods and wish them continued success in their newest facility.”

“1si is thrilled to grow our robust ecosystem within the food and beverage industry with 1440 Foods,” said CEO and President of One Southern Indiana, Lance Allison. “They will be a great partner to have in the area and we look forward to supporting this new facility’s success in Southern Indiana.” 

About 1440 Foods

1440 Foods is a sports and active nutrition company on a mission to energize people to unleash their potential with a focused portfolio of accessible, great-tasting health and wellness brands: Pure Protein® nutrition bars; Body Fortress® high efficacy protein powders; and MET-Rx® high-performance meal replacements. 1440 Foods brands can be purchased online at Amazon, or at a wide range of grocery, pharmacy, and convenience store chains nationwide such as Wal-Mart, Target, Kroger, Meijer, Walgreens, CVS, and others. To learn more about 1440 Foods, visit www.1440Foods.com.

About One Southern Indiana

One Southern Indiana (1si) was formed in July of 2006 as the economic development organization and chamber of commerce serving Clark and Floyd counties. 1si’s mission is to help businesses innovate and thrive in the Southern Indiana / Louisville metro area via the three pillars of Business Resources, Economic Development, and Advocacy. For more information on One Southern Indiana, visit www.1si.org. 

1440 Foods
Ben Adkins
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