Founded over 32 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 acquiring a 500,000-square-foot facility in Pocatello, Idaho, in 2014. The Pocatello location is the exclusive producer of the Amy’s Meals for Two line.
In 2012, Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya converted an empty Twin Falls processing plant into a modern, state-of-the-art yogurt production facility. The company invested $350 million in the conversion, which was completed in just under a year thanks to the help of Idaho’s Rapid Response Team. Chobani was attracted to the Twin Falls area for its ample milk supply, skilled workforce and proximity to US I-84. Besides hiring employees for the plant, Chobani uses two million pounds of the region’s milk each day. In 2017, Chobani announced plans to build a $21 million research center addition in Twin Falls.
Clif Bar, the California-based energy food bar company, broke ground on a 300,000-square-foot bakery in Twin Falls, Idaho, in March 2015. With a focus on people and sustainability, the 275,000-square-foot bakery helps the company meet growing demand for organic energy and nutrition bars. In 2018, Clif Bar began construction on a five-acre solar power system near the Twin Falls bakery.
Materne North America – the makers of GoGo squeeZ Applesauce On the Go – made an $85 million investment in a new food processing facility in Nampa, Idaho. The state-of-the-art facility is the company’s second U.S. location and has created more than 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, Michigan, the company expanded into Burley, Idaho, with a 100,000-square-foot design and manufacturing facility. In 2018, Fabri-Kal announced plans for a 75,000-square-foot addition to the Burley facility.
Frulact Group, headquartered in Maia, Portugal, and producer of custom-made fruit preparations for leading food labels, opened its first U.S. processing facility in Rupert, Idaho, in 2013. The 200,000-square-foot fruit preparation and processing plant facility is home to over 100 employees.
Jayco is a 50-year-old recreational vehicle company headquartered in Middlebury, Indiana, that opened a production line facility in Twin Falls, Idaho, in 2005, where it has approximately 230 employees. In early 2018, a 248,000-square-foot expansion was announced for the the Twin Falls facility, which will make it the largest Jayco production line in the country when completed.
Kochava, a worldwide leader in mobile attribution analytics and optimization, expanded its operations to Sandpoint, Idaho, where it now employs more than 50 employees. The company’s pioneering analytics and data visualization tools have led to global customer growth of more than 361% over the past year. Kochava is integrated with more than 700 publishers and is trusted by brands like Facebook, Google, Yahoo! and Pandora.
NewCold is a Netherlands-based storage, warehousing and logistics company that opened a facility in Burley, Idaho, in 2019. The cold storage warehouse can store 90,000 pallets and will provide eastern Idaho with 80 skilled jobs. At approximately 25 million cubic-square-feet, it is one of the largest automated frozen storage facilities in the United States.
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, Utah, and its expansion in Boise, Idaho, resulted in the of hire 50 full-time, benefited employees in 2015 to service the interim facility, with an estimated expansion of up to 100 employees over 12 years.