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Lamb Weston to add line for formed products to Oregon potato processing plant

Lamb Weston to add line for formed products to Boardman Potato Processing PlantConAgra Foods, Inc. announced last week that its Lamb Weston business will expand operations at its facility in Boardman, Oregon. The $30 million investment will add additional processing capacity for making formed products such as hash brown patties and potato puffs. The addition of the line at the company’s existing facility is expected to add 50 jobs. With continued increase in demand for frozen potato products domestically and internationally, and the increasing popularity of formed products, this capacity expansion is necessary to fulfill Lamb Weston’s global growth projections. Construction on the state-of-the-art processing line is expected to begin in the spring, with completion in 2017. The added line will increase processing capacity by approximately 50 million pounds once complete. More

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