Lamb Weston has announced plans to construct a new french fry processing line at its facility in American Falls, Idaho.
Work will also be undertaken to modernise the facility – which was built in 1961 – and the total investment is expected to be in the region of $415 million.
Lamb Weston plans to complete the construction of the new line by mid-2023 and says that it will create around 130 new jobs. The processing line is expected to have the capacity to produce more than 350 million pounds of frozen french fries and other potato products each year.
The announcement follows news that Lamb Weston is investing approximately $250 million to build a new french fry processing facility in Ulanqab, China.
“We continue to be confident about the long-term health and growth of the global french fry market,” said Tom Werner, president and CEO of Lamb Weston.
“This investment in American Falls complements our recently announced plans to construct a greenfield french fry processing facility in China, as well as capacity expansion in Russia by our European joint venture, Lamb-Weston/Meijer.
“Together, these investments will strengthen our global manufacturing network, and provide us added flexibility to meet demand growth and serve our customers around the world.”
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