ConAgra Foods Inc., Omaha, Neb., expects by next spring to complete $92 million worth of capital improvements to its Russellville, Ark., frozen entree plant. Officials say the project will include a new production line (to replace another) as well as new, more efficient equipment to produce such items as Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers and Marie Callender's Pasta Al Dente meals.

The operation already employs 1,300 workers and could hire as many as 75 more once the work is completed, ConAgra said.