EEUU: Lamb Weston expande operaciones en Richland
Lamb Weston Holdings celebrated the completed expansion of its operations in Richland, Washington, USA.
The USD200m investment announced in 2016 adds a new processing line to the existing facility, increasing the company’s processing capacity for making frozen French fries. The expansion adds approximately 150 jobs to the local economy.
During a special grand opening ceremony, Lamb Weston President and CEO Tom Werner (pictured: second on the left) was joined by Washington State senator Sharon Brown of Richland, President and CEO of the Tri-Cities Economic Development Council (TRIDEC) Carl Adrian, and Lamb Weston Richland employees to commemorate the occasion.
“This expansion allows us to build on our presence here in Richland, WA while increasing our capabilities so we can grow with our customers around the globe,” said Tom Werner, president and CEO of Lamb Weston. “We’re proud to be a part of the community in the Tri-Cities, and we’re especially grateful to our community partners who worked with us to make this expansion a reality.”
The 290,000sqf expansion adds a new processing line to the company’s existing facility, increasing production capacity by approximately 300 million pounds annually, meaning that more than 600 million pounds of frozen French fries will be processed annually.
Lamb Weston employs more than 600 people at both facilities. Lamb Weston also owns an Innovation Center in Richland.