Kikkoman Breaks Ground on New Sauce and Seasoning Plant in Wisconsin

Design-build firm CRB will construct the 240,000-sq-ft facility, scheduled to open in 2026.

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A rendering of Kikkoman's new Jefferson, Wis., manufacturing plant, scheduled to open in 2026.

Global soy-sauce brand Kikkoman broke ground on a new brewing plant in Jefferson, Wis., that will be built on 100 acres, and encompass 240,000 sq ft when completed. The facility—which will manufacture soy sauce and sauce-related seasonings—is scheduled to open in late 2026, and will be planned and constructed by design-build firm CRB. 

The Jefferson plant will be Kikkoman's third North American site, and those at CRB say it will include advanced automation and control systems and sustainability features designed to reduce carbon emissions through energy-efficient equipment and design. Additionally, the facility was designed to accommodate significant expansion if Kikkoman decides to increase its manufacturing capacity in the future. 

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“Kikkoman is proud to partner with CRB for their industry leadership and expertise in food manufacturing to help bring our vision for the new, state-of-the-art Jefferson facility to life,” says Dr. Ryohei Tsuji, executive corporate officer, president and COO at Kikkoman Foods.

CRB President and CEO Ryan Schroeder adds, "It is an honor to join with Kikkoman in delivering a facility that will advance Kikkoman’s legacy as a provider of the soy sauce that has become mainstay for millions of consumers, and certainly a staple in my own kitchen.”

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