Amy’s Kitchen, Petaluma, Calif., announced plans to expand its kitchen operations by purchasing the 500,000-square-foot facility in Pocatello, Idaho, formerly operated by Heinz. The new facility will be operational by December.

“We’re excited for this opportunity to immediately begin increasing our capacity,” says Andy Berliner, co-founder and CEO. “We’ve experienced double-digit growth in the past year, and this move is the perfect complement to our long-term growth efforts we’ve already initiated in Goshen, N.Y., as well as expansions in Medford, Ore., and Santa Rosa, Calif.”

Amy’s initially plans to hire 200 full-time employees, and ramp up to over 1,000 employees during the 15-year term of the incentive.