Lamb Weston opens expanded French fry operations in Richland, WA
The 290,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art expansion adds a new processing line to the company’s existing facility.
Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc., Eagle, Idaho, completed the expansion of its Richland, Wash., operations. The $200 million investment announced in 2016 adds a new processing line to the existing facility, increasing the company’s processing capacity for making frozen French fries. The expansion adds approximately 150 jobs.
“This expansion allows us to build on our presence here in Richland, Wash., while increasing our capabilities, so we can grow with our customers around the globe,” says Tom Werner, president and CEO. “We’re proud to be a part of the community in the Tri-Cities, and we’re especially grateful to our community partners who worked with us to make this expansion a reality.”
The 290,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art expansion adds a new processing line to the company’s existing facility, increasing production capacity by approximately 300 million pounds annually. More than 600 employees at both the existing facility and expansion will make 600 million pounds of frozen French fries annually.