Across the country in North Carolina and Idaho, three food production companies plan to expand their services, adding as many as 770 jobs to the industry's nationwide employment registers.
In Pender County, located in southeastern North Carolina, seafood processor RC Creations plans to invest more than $25 million into a facility, according to ABC WWAY 3. In the process, the company plans to add 120 new jobs to their facilities by the end of 2017.
The company's vice president of manufacturing, Richard Nordt, said that the decision to build in the area was made after a wide search because of its pro-business climate and appealing localized incentives. RC Creations will import seafood to the facility to create packaged, ready-to-eat seafood products to be shipped around the world.
Meanwhile, Southern Idaho will see two new companies add to the state's operations, according to the Capital Press. Frulact Group, a fruit-preparation company based in Portugal, plans to open its first United States plant in Rupert. They will hire about 100 workers during the fourth quarter of 2014 with potential for more jobs to be created.
In addition, California-based energy bar producer Clif Bar will build a new bakery in Twin Falls, which will begin operations in 2016 employing 250 people, a number that may grow by an additional 200 in future years.