Lamb Weston Completes $200M Plant Expansion in Washington

October 17, 2017

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Lamb Weston Completes $200M Plant Expansion in Washington
Lamb Weston increased its production capacity for frozen french fries with the expansion. Image courtesy of Flickr user twohungrydudes

Frozen potato products maker Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. recently held an event to mark the completion of a $200 million expansion of its Richland, WA processing line and the addition of 150 jobs to the community, the Eagle, ID-based firm announced via press release Monday.

“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,” the firm’s president and chief executive officer, Tom Werner, said in a statement.

Adding 290,000-sq-ft of space to the Richland facility, the expansion includes a new frozen French fries processing line that will boost the site’s production capacity by 300 million lbs/yr. The expansion brings the overall capacity of the facility to 600 million lbs/yr.

Lamb Weston is the largest provider of frozen potatoes in the U.S. and the second largest in the world. The company operates 22 manufacturing facilities throughout its global presence.

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