Last Thursday, Lamb Weston cut the ribbon on a $250 million expansion of its Hermiston processing plant. The 300,000-square foot expansion increases the facility’s capacity and adds 150 full-time jobs to what was already Hermiston’s largest employer.
Potatonewstoday.com reported that at Thursday’s celebration, Chief Executive Officer Tom Werner stated that the facility was a very important part of Lamb Weston’s operations around the world, representing one of many investments the company is making toward its future.
Lamb Weston is a leading global supplier of frozen French fries and other potato products to restaurant customers around the world. It employs more than 7,000 people at 25 manufacturing facilities in North America, China and Europe. At the Hermiston plant, 570 employees make approximately 750 million pounds of potato products per year. Other Hermiston residents commute to the company’s Boardman or Tri-Cities sites.