Kettle Valley Dried Fruit completed construction of a new plant in Omak, WA. Employing 15 people, the 30,000-sq. ft. facility will manufacture approximately 42 million natural and organic fruit based nutritional bars.

Sunshine Mills is expanding its Halifax, VA, pet food plant. The $2.5 million expansion will create about 40 new jobs.

An additional 30,000 square feet will be added to Graceland Fruit, Inc.'s Frankfort, MI, processing facility. The $13 million project is expected to be complete by September 2004.

The Stellar Group completed construction of a two-story expansion for Bar-S Foods Co., a processor of meat products. The upgraded facility, now 157,500-sq. ft., was designed to further help prevent cross-contamination by creating a separate break room for employees in the ready-to-eat area away from those who work in the raw area.