Lamb Weston’s 300,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art expansion in Hermiston added a new processing line to the company’s existing facility.
The $250 million
investment in the new line increases the Hermiston plant’s production capacity
by about 300 million pounds of potato annually.
The expansion project
took 18 months to complete.
The line began
operating May 29. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was June 13.
Lamb Weston partnered with a number of vendors, a majority of them local, for this project.
of Longview, Washington, was the general contractor.
The building design
was a collaborative effort between Lamb Weston’s engineering team and other
subject matter experts.
The frozen potato
industry leader is one of the area’s largest employers. More than 500 employees
at the Hermiston plant will make nearly 750 million pounds of frozen french
fries annually. The expansion adds about 150 jobs to the local economy.
The company operates 26 manufacturing facilities in North America,
Europe, China and Australia.
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