August 1, 2013
On Monday, UFCW Local 540 members celebrated the opening of a new production line at the Campbell’s Soup plant in Paris, Texas. The 76,000 square foot addition to the plant will house the new ready to eat production line and will create 70 new jobs. The plant in Paris is the second Campbell’s plant to produce packaged fresh soups. The packaged fresh soups are ready-to-eat like the Campbell’s canned soups, but they are made using a specialized cooking method.
Currently the plant has about 800 workers. The workers and the good relationship between UFCW Local 540 members and the company directly played a part in the Paris plant being selected to have the new production line. Campbell’s Paris plant also makes Campbell’s condensed soups, Prego Italian sauces, Pace Mexican sauces and V8 juices.