Governor Roy Cooper and Granville County Economic Development Announce Over 300 Jobs Coming to Butner
Innovative Sushi Rice Producer Scale Up Operations
“We welcome RiceWrap Foods to the Butner business community. We are pleased that RiceWrap decided to select Butner and expand into a new facility, creating numerous jobs for our citizens.” ~Mayor Terry Turner
RiceWrap Foods Corporation, founded by father and son Richard and Kyle Cronk, invented a product that solves the challenge of consistent preparation of sushi rice in the food service industry. They created a method to produce frozen sushi rice sheets that can be thawed easily while retaining a consistent and outstanding flavor and texture, and ready to roll in minutes. Clients include grocery chains Whole Foods and Lunds & Byerly’s, as well as a variety of colleges, universities, hotels, and caterers. RiceWrap’s recent partnership with Bumble Bee Seafoods will support the operational expansion and create 305 new jobs in Butner. The company will invest $9.9 million to locate a production facility in Butner’s Falls Lake Commerce Center, off Gate Two Road.