With eaters everywhere increasingly craving fresh products, Litehouse has used its past year to respond in force. With expansions in Sandpoint, Idaho, and Lowell, Michigan, over the past 12 months, the well-known salad dressing provider is again boosting its production capabilities with a new expansion to its Hurricane, Utah, facility. When completed, the expansion in Hurricane will triple the size of Litehouse’s existing plant.
“We are excited to reinvest in the communities where we live by adding new jobs and new employee-owners to the Litehouse family,” said Jim Frank, CEO. “Our employees, innovation, and capability to be flexible in a changing consumer environment is what has led Litehouse to the success we’re enjoying today.”
The Hurricane expansion will add around an additional 180,000-square-feet to the current facility, as well as 165 new jobs. In order to launch the project, which is expected to be completed in March of 2018, Litehouse joined forces with Utah’s Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Litehouse has been a strong partner in several of the local communities it occupies, leading both a 55,000-square-foot expansion project in Lowell and a 26,000-square-foot expansion in Sandpoint.
A company who is familiar with speedy innovation, Litehouse prides itself on the passion of its 100 percent employee owner workforce. As the food industry continues to gear itself more towards the fresh product perimeter of the grocery store, the past five years of growth have built the category to $146 billion, according to a press release. Litehouse produces a breadth of products, including refrigerated salad dressings, herbs, dips, packaged salad kits, and beverages.
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