ST. GEORGE — As the demand for fresh products grows across the country, Litehouse Inc., is creating new jobs while reinforcing its position in the industry by expanding its production facility in Hurricane.
Litehouse, a well-known salad dressing and refrigerated foods manufacturer, joined forces with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development last week in order to announce the expansion news.
The $40 million investment will add 165 new jobs to the Hurricane facility over the next eight years, while paying wages that exceed 110 percent of the average wage in Washington County.
“Litehouse will add quality jobs to the Hurricane community and the state’s manufacturing economy,” Val Hale, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, said in a prepared statement.
The company’s expansion will triple the size of the existing facility by adding more than 180,000-square-feet to the current plant. Construction is expected to be completed by March 2018.
Headquartered in Sandpoint, Idaho, Litehouse has been in the family business of innovation and change for more than 50 years, the press release states. Today, the company produces and markets refrigerated food products such as salad dressing, cheese, sauces and dips, with an ever-expanding product portfolio and national distribution.