SunOpta expanded its Omak, Wash., facility with a new fruit snack production line. That nearly doubles the output of the plant, which produces fruit snack products, including fruit bars and strips.
Cost and size of the expansion were not divulged, but the Omak facility now spans approximately 85,000 sq. ft. and employs 177. Simultaneously, Terry Llewellyn, a 20-year employee, was named plant manager.
“The opening of our new production line in Omak is crucial to continuing to support the rapid growth we have seen in this business” said Joe Ennen, SunOpta’s CEO. Chief Executive Officer of SunOpta. The company makes plant-based and fruit-based foods and beverages in both private label and its own brands, including Sown, Dream, West Life and Sunrise Growers.