Update Monday, Aug. 31, 2020
“We are pleased to announce Synergy’s intent upon funding approval to locate their next site in our town,” said Mayor Pamela Hoots.
Synergy Food Group is headquartered in Mufreesboro,Tennessee. They have SQF certified production facilities located in Georgia, North Carolina, Arkansas, Iowa, and Nebraska.
One of their food products includes pot pies. The pot pies come in various flavors; and, have won awards. Flavors include Chicken Cordon Bleu, Broccoli Cheese, Beef Shepherd’s pie, and others. “The company offers shelf stable meals; and, are currently serving several venues including senior centers and schools across the United States,” said Hoots.
“The group has ties to south-central Kentucky,” said Hoots. Synergy’s managing member, Greg Durrett, is a Green County native; and, his brother, Barry also works in the company. Their father was a former sheriff of Green County; and, an uncle, a former county judge.
“We have been working with Synergy for approximately one year,” said Hoots. “We are pleased that they have chosen Columbia, Kentucky, to be considered for their next location.”
In comments, Greg Durrett, said, “We are excited for the prospect to be in south-central Kentucky, where our family’s roots continue to be. We appreciate the work of the Mayor and City of Columbia to bring jobs to Columbia.”
The project is dependent upon approval of funding application.
More details on the plant will be announced soon.
Friday, Aug. 28, 2020
Mayor Pamela Hoots announced on Friday that Synergy Food Group, LLC, is considering locating in Columbia in the near future.
Hoots stated that she couldn’t provide full details yet, but that the city has been talking to Synergy for one year and this new opportunity is subject to pending grant approvals.
Synergy Food Group, LLC, is headquartered in Murfreesboro and is a production management, consulting and food marketing company. They specialize in custom designed in-store deli and food service programs. They offer shelf stable meals and serve schools and senior citizen centers.
Synergy has facilities in Georgia, North Carolina, Arkansas, Iowa and Nebraska.
Hoots said that the city has been talking to Synergy for one year.