Jun 13, 2016ConAgra expands operations in Washington
ConAgra Foods‘ Lamb Weston business will expand operations at its facility in Richland, Washington, with the addition of a new french fry processing line. The more than $200 million investment is expected to add 128 full time positions.
Construction on the state-of-the-art processing line is expected to begin immediately, with completion in the fall of 2017. Once complete, the added line is expected to increase annual processing capacity by more than 300 million pounds.
Lamb Weston’s existing facility in Richland employs approximately 500 people, and was built in 1972. The company has several offices and facilities in the Tri Cities, including an Innovation Center in Richland, corporate offices in Kennewick, and two additional manufacturing facilities in Pasco. Lamb Weston is one of the largest employers in the Columbia Basin, with approximately 4,500 employees in the region.