Idaho was recently awarded a 2021 Silver Shovel Award by Area Development Magazine. The award recognizes Idaho’s top projects and Idaho Commerce’s mission to support businesses and job expansion in Idaho. The projects recognized by the award will create significant new jobs and capital investment across Idaho.
Hear directly from the companies that were part of the expansion and relocation projects recognized, and learn more about why they decided to, and continue to, do business in Idaho. For more information on doing business in Idaho, contact us.
MetalQuest Unlimited is a leader in manufacturing tolerance precision machined component parts. MetalQuest specializes in advanced machinery, computer-controlled inspection, traceability and on-time delivery. Recently, MetalQuest expanded to Post Falls, Idaho. Learn more.
GoGo squeeZ is a flagship brand of Materne North America, a French-owned company with headquarters in New York City. GoGo squeeZ is a squeezable, resealable fruit-based snack. In 2019, Materne selected Nampa for a production line expansion, creating a positive ripple effect throughout the community. The company purchases fruit and ingredients from local suppliers and has added more than 50 jobs. Learn more.
Western Aircraft offers aircraft services and management for aircraft avionics, maintenance, interiors, parts, sales and more. Western Aircraft is one of the largest aircraft service companies in the west and is based in Boise, Idaho. Learn more.
Scoular creates reliable and safe agricultural supply chain solutions, serving offices and facilities around the world. Scoular buys, sells, handles and processes grain and ingredients, as well as manages transportation and logistics worldwide. Scoular is headquartered in Nebraska but has five locations in Idaho — Aberdeen, Bancroft, Grace, Jerome and Ogden. Learn more.
Lamb Weston is a food processing company headquartered in Eagle, Idaho. It is one of the world’s largest producers and processors of frozen french fries and other potato products. Learn more.
“Idaho has a business-friendly climate, a strong Ag economy, and access to over 2 million head of high-quality cattle within its borders. As we evaluated locations on where to expand with a new beef packing facility, it was readily apparent that we had the strong support of the state. Idaho Commerce was an instrumental partner in encouraging us to apply for tax and business incentives that would become the decisive factors in helping us make the decision to expand in Idaho.” – Jay Theiler, AgriBeef.
True West Beef, a new partnership between Agri Beef and a group of ranchers and feeders, has announced plans to build a processing plant in Jerome, Idaho. The expansion will give Idaho ranchers more competition and better prices for their cattle. Learn more.
“Idaho has an excellent workforce. Idaho has some of the most innovative executives in the U.S. We have found local and state government to be exceptionally business-friendly. Everyone is very cooperative. We really enjoy working in Idaho. We have long-term plans to increase our footprint of innovative facility development in the state. ” – Kenneth Brown, Frigitek.
Frigitek is a technology-focused logistics start-up that solves problems in the cold chain by providing infrastructure and services to buyers and sellers of perishable goods. Recently, the company broke ground on a large cold-storage facility at the Pocatello Regional Airport in Idaho. Learn more.
“The rich agriculture industry is certainly what brought Lactalis American Group to Idaho in the late 1990’s, but it is that paired with the collaborative business community and access to local-level resources that keep us investing here. Lactalis American Group sees great promise in the Nampa facility. Because of the business-friendly environment in the state, we have been able to make regular investments in our facility in the more than twenty years we have been operating in Nampa. The company has a renewed focus on sustainability, is currently highly concentrated on building our workforce and we continue to eye future investments and expansions on the horizon. ” – Amanda Watson, Lactalis. Lactalis American Group is part of Groupe Lactalis, a world leader in dairy. Groupe Lactalis employs more than 85,000 in 94 countries, and purchased it’s Nampa facility in 1999. The facility is now 326,000 sq. ft and is the largest in the U.S.. More than 700 people work at the Nampa facility. The company has made considerable investments in the facility in Nampa over the years. Learn more.
“Conducting business in Idaho has contributed greatly to our success. Our state and local leaders support our growth. The pool of qualified talent is exceptional and committed to excellence and the atmosphere of commitment to balance makes Idaho an extraordinary place to live and work. In Idaho, it is easy to attract and retain top talent due to the great companies that call Idaho home and all the state has to offer, creating an unparalleled work/life balance.” – John Newland, PetIQ
PetIQ is based in Eagle, Idaho, and redefining pet health by giving pet parents a smarter way to take care of pets. PetIQ educates its audience on the importance of preventive veterinary care and gives pet parents access to affordable veterinary services and wellness products. Learn more.
Production Technologies Inc. began in 2002 out of a parking lot in Logan, Utah. PTI designs and creates unique solutions for problems that manufacturers face. Their products are based in steel fabrication, serving industries such as agriculture, amusement, construction and solar. PTI recently selected Preston, Idaho for their relocation and construction of a new 33,000 square foot facility. Learn more.