Henny Penny kicked off its largest expansion project in the company’s 62-year history.

The project includes a 150,000-square-foot expansion of Henny Penny’s Eaton, Pa., headquarters building, a 35% increase of the company’s current space. The project also includes a 25,000-square-foot renovation of its Wagner building. At completion, Henny Penny will have a total of 585,000 square feet on its 60-acre campus and an estimated 70 new jobs.

“We’re on an accelerated growth pace, as we continue powering the world’s most demanding kitchens,” says Rob Connelly, chief executive officer. “The expansion of our Eaton-based world headquarters with additional space for production, innovation and employee well-being sets us up for another 62 years of success.”

“Our legacy is state-of-the-art production and making the lives of restaurant operators better by bringing them innovative solutions,” says Steve Maggard, executive vice president. “This expansion will help us continue developing the world’s most reliable, easy-to-use equipment.”

“In addition to expanding our production and innovation capabilities, our expanded space will support our efforts to help all employees be the best version of themselves,” adds Jennifer Leen, director of well-being.

The last expansion prior to this project was in 2014 when it completed a 45,000-square-foot training center.