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Synergy Food Group announces intent to locate in Columbia

By Tiffany Collins

The City of Columbia would like to announce that Synergy Food Group will hopefully be located in our community in the immediate future.

"We are pleased to announce Synergy's intent--upon funding approval--to locate their next site in our town," said Mayor Pamela 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 is a former County Judge.

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."

"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."

The project is dependent upon approval of funding application. More details on the plant will be announced soon.

Synergy Food Group is headquartered in Mufreesboro,Tennessee. They have SQF certified production facilities located in Georgia, North Carolina, Arkansas, Iowa, and Nebraska. The company web site is

One of their food products is pot pies. The pot pies come in various award-winning flavors, including 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.

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