West Liberty Foods to further expand facility in Tremonton, Utah
Need for second expansion in 2013 brought on by increased sales volumes
West Liberty Foods is planning a $13 million expansion of its facility in Tremonton, Utah. This addition will add 3,750 square feet of welfare and mechanical space to the previous 34,000-square-foot addition that was completed in August. The latest expansion is hoped to be completed in December.
This addition became necessary as a result of increased sales volumes for West Liberty Foods, a leading co-packer, private-label manufacturer and foodservice supplier of sliced deli meats, and fully cooked, individual-quick-frozen products.
The expansion will house production capabilities for pulled pork and pulled chicken products, bringing an estimated 12 million pounds of retail and food service manufacturing capabilities to the facility.
"We are excited to add these new products and capabilities to our portfolio," said Ed Garrett, president and CEO for West Liberty Foods. "It's through the partnerships with our vendors and customers that made this expansion possible."
This will be the fourth addition to the facility since it opened in 2007. Presently, 530 people are employed there.