Plant Openings: February 2018
Kontos Foods has set 2020 as a completion date for ongoing expansion of its production facility and staff in Patterson, NJ.
Hudson River Foods, formerly Healthy Brands Collective, relocated its new 100,000-sq.-ft. headquarters and manufacturing facility to Castleton, NY.
Butterball LLC is expanding its Raeford, NC operations to include a new production line for turkey bacon products. The $20-million investment will create 50 new jobs.
Tippmann Innovation provided a tour of its refrigerated Index Fresh plant in Pharr, TX. The 60,000-sq.-ft. facility features 2,600 pallet positions and 10 avocado ripening rooms.
John Soules Foods purchased a 266,000-sq.-ft. facility in Valley, AL and will invest $110 million to produce ready-to-cook and fully cooked beef and chicken products, creating a total of 510 jobs.
Simplot RDO is renovating a former vegetable processing facility in Pasco, WA. When finished, the building will include a 25,000-sq.-ft. expansion valued at $2.5 million, and total building capacity will be 100,000 sq. ft. to process and distribute local crops.