(PRNewswire) Blue Diamond Growers, a nonprofit grower-owned cooperative and a leading processor and marketer of almonds, recently began expansion of its 200,000 square-foot processing facility in Turlock, CA. The new addition is part of Blue Diamond's continued plans to expand their value-added product lines and deliver new almond products worldwide.
The new, 52,000-square-foot building will be the latest construction of the three-phased project that will eventually yield a total of about 500,000 square feet of building space over the next nine years. This phase of the project is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2020. The expansion will also encompass new automated processing and packaging equipment.
"We are pleased to build our partnership with the Turlock community by investing to expand our facilities and workforce," said Mark Jansen, Blue Diamond President and CEO. "We are creating the healthiest almond products and delivering the benefits of almonds to the world. This project allows Blue Diamond to meet the growing demand for our innovative almond products."
Blue Diamond first announced its plans to build a manufacturing plant in the City of Turlock in April 2012, creating more than a hundred jobs.