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Leading Freeze Dried Food Processor to Build $25M Plant

March 20, 2017
Mountain House brand freeze dried food products. Image courtesy of OFD Foods
Mountain House brand freeze dried food products. Image courtesy of OFD Foods

The world’s largest custom processor of freeze dried products and a major supplier of freeze dried foods to the U.S. military, OFD Foods LLC, is planning to build a new, $25 million manufacturing facility at a Henrietta, NY site, the office of New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Monday.

Concentrating on fulfillment of freeze drying contract services in bulk industrial packaging, the 50,000-sq-ft plant will create about 30 jobs and enable the company to serve its customers in the Midwest and east coast more efficiently, the release said.

Albany, OR-based OFD processes freeze dried food products under contract and its own brands, which include Mountain House, Adventure Meal, and Easy Meal. The firm also provides ingredients to major food manufacturers.

Gov. Cuomo’s office said the company plans to begin construction at the site in April and estimates the plant will be completed by June 2018.

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