Clif Bar Breaks Ground on Twin Falls Bakery

TWIN FALLS • Standing in a 90-acre lot Thursday, with the wind occasionally whipping up dust storms in the distance, Clif Bar & Company CEO Kevin Cleary acknowledged the ground didn’t look like much.

“But trust me, in a few months we will have a beautiful bakery on this site,” he said.

Clif Bar hosted its groundbreaking ceremony Thursday featuring Clif Bar executives and state and local officials offering plenty of mutual praise about the deal that landed the organic foods and drink maker.

Cleary said Clif Bar officials looked at many areas in the West to find a place where the company and employees could thrive.

“This feels like home for us,” he said.

The company will spend an estimated $90 million to build the 275,000-square-foot bakery. It is a first for Clif Bar, which currently contracts with other companies to produce its products. Construction of the bakery will start April 1 at the Jayco Industrial Park. Company officials project the bakery will go online in April 2016.

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