The company will set up shop in a 434,000-sqft facility at 1391 Dixie Hwy. near Kentucky Bourbon Barrel and Brough Brothers Distillery. The expansion will mark the third location for Stellar Snacks and the largest economic development project in the area in two decades.
According to Gov. Andy Beshear during a press conference, the investment isn’t just big, it’s historic.
Founded by mother-daughter duo Elisabeth and Gina Galvin in 2019, Stellar Snacks makes non-GMO vegan pretzels baked with sustainably-sourced ingredients. Currently, they distribute four flavors — Simply Stellar, Bold & Herby, Maui Monk, and Sweet & Sparky — to 5,000 stores across the US. You can pick up a bag in Louisville at The Breeze Wine Shop on Logan Street.
Stellar Snacks also commissions emerging artists to create the artwork for its colorful packaging.
While the development has been announced, it’s contingent upon final approval of state incentives by the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority. If approved, Stellar Snacks would receive support for rail access to the facility + job grants with benefits for hiring locals who live in the nine west Louisville neighborhoods.
Baking operations should begin in September 2024. While we wait, Stellar Snacks is getting a jumpstart on hiring for the plant — which promises to create 350 full-time jobs over 10 years — next March.
Careers at the facility will include:
- Production staff
- Engineering and maintenance
- Mechanics and technicians
- Human resource assistants
Learn more about opportunities at Stellar Snacks upcoming job fair on Saturday, Dec. 16.