UPDATE: Food manufacturer to open plant in Clinton

CLINTON (AP) - A food processor and manufacturer says it will open a $4.7 million production facility in Clinton, creating more than 200 jobs.

Global Food Group says it will renovate an existing facility and create 224 jobs. The plant will produce sandwiches, quesadillas, tortillas and burritos for retail sales.

Global Food Group's customers include Associated Grocers, Super Value, Harps, and Food Giant. The company is a subsidiary of Global Performance Group, which is headquartered in Cabot.

Gov. Mike Beebe planned to attend Wednesday's announcement but officials say he had to cancel because of illness.

Van Buren County Judge Roger Hooper says officials are "elated" that Global Food chose Clinton for its new facility.

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