Old Trapper Smoked Products, a beef jerky manufacturer based in the Portland suburb of Forest Grove, is preparing to buy 20 acres in Richland’s Horn Rapids Industrial Park for a 50,000-square-foot manufacturing plant that will employ 100 to start. The $1.3 million sale goes to the Richland City Council for approval on May 17. (Courtesy city of Richland)

Jerky plant could bring 100+ jobs to Richland

Old Trapper Smoked Products Inc., a key player in the $4 billon meat snack industry, plans to build a large food processing plant in Richland. The company, based in the Portland suburb of Forest Grove, intends to build a 50,000-square-foot facility employing 100 to start at Horn Rapids Industrial Park. The payroll could grow to…

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