Founded over 26 years ago in Sonoma County, California, Amy’s is a world leader in the production of natural and organic convenience foods. The company expanded its facility-owned operations by purchasing the 500,000-square-foot facility in Pocatello, Idaho in December 2014.
In 2012, Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya converted an empty Twin Falls processing plant into a modern, state-of-the-art facility that produces its popular yogurt brand. The company invested $350 in the conversion, which was completed in just under a year. Chobani was attracted to the Twin Falls area for its ample milk supply, skilled workforce, and close proximity to US I-84. Besides hiring employees for the plant, Chobani uses two million pounds of the region’s milk each day.
Clif Bar, the California-based energy food bar company, broke ground on a 300,000-square-foot bakery in March 2015. The production facility is located in the Jayco Industrial Park in Twin Falls, Idaho. With a focus on people and sustainability, the new 275,000-square-foot bakery will help the company meet growing demand for organic energy and nutrition bars.
Materne North America – the makers of GoGo squeeZ Applesauce On the Go – announced in February 2014 that it will be making an $85 million investment in a new food processing facility in Nampa Idaho. The new state-of-the-art facility – the company’s second U.S. location – is expected to create a minimum of 230 new jobs in the Treasure Valley.
Fabri-Kal is a leading provider of plastic foodservice and custom thermoformed packaging solutions. One of the largest thermoformers in North America, Fabri-Kal’s customer base includes thousands of foodservice operators and dozens of consumer product manufacturers. Headquartered in Kalamazoo, Mich., the company expanded into Burley, Idaho with a new 100,000 square foot design and manufacturing facility.
FRULACT Group, headquartered in Maia, Portugal and producer of custom-made fruit preparations for leading food labels, announced plans to open its first United States processing facility in southern Idaho’s City of Rupert in October, 2013. Approximately 100 employees will be hired when the 200,000 square foot fruit preparation and processing plant facility is at full production, and more jobs will be added as growth warrants
Kochava, a worldwide leader in mobile attribution analytics and optimization, is expanding its operations in Sandpoint. Kochava plans to hire up to 35 new employees in the coming months and a total of 50 employees over the next five years. The company’s pioneering analytics and data visualization tools have led to global customer growth of more than 361 percent over the past year. Kochava is integrated with more than 700 publishers and is trusted by brands like Facebook, Google, Yahoo! and Pandora.
SkyWest is a leading air service provider offering global access to millions of people each month. SkyWest is known for its industry-leading workforce, exceptional leadership team, and continued solid operational and economic performance. The airline is headquartered in St. George, and the expansion in Boise, Idaho is projected to hire 50 full-time, benefited employees in 2015 to service the interim facility, with an estimated expansion to 100 employees over the 12-years.