Campbell Soup Company is investing approximately $160 million at its Richmond, Utah, site. The investment will be used, in part, to add a new line to the existing manufacturing facility. The new line will produce over 5 million Goldfish per hr, increasing the bakery’s output of the product by 50%—or 1,500 Goldfish every second—helping to meet increased consumer demand. The new Goldfish line is expected to be operational by the end of next year.
The investment also includes the construction of a separately owned and operated on-site flour mill adjacent and connected to the Campbell bakery. The mill will reduce the site’s greenhouse gas emissions by eliminating the use of over 2,200 trucks per year that currently transport flour from the existing mill to the bakery. It also will increase supply reliability, provide capacity for continued growth, and improve the efficiency of the plant.
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The onsite mill is a partnership between PHM Brands’ Panhandle Milling and Nippn Corporation. In total, the project will add more than 80 jobs.
The project is Campbell’s third Goldfish capacity expansion in the past two years, following bakery projects in Lakeland, Fla., and Willard, Ohio. With a bakery in Richmond and operations in Logan, the company currently employs more than 400 people in the Cache Valley region.
“Goldfish is an iconic brand that is quickly approaching a billion dollar business, and this investment demonstrates our commitment to the growth of our brands and the communities where we operate,” says Chris Foley, executive vice president and president, Campbell Snacks.