RICHMOND, Utah (AP) -- Pepperidge Farm has decided to expand its Richmond plant that makes Goldfish crackers, a move expected to create 54 new jobs.
Plant manager Vic Mahoney told The Herald Journal of Logan that the expansion is needed because the company is already at capacity for making the crackers.
The project, expected to be completed in 2014, will add 94,000 square feet to the 225,000-square-foot facility. The company expects to invest up to $45 million in capital improvements over the course of the project.
Mahoney says the Richmond plant currently produces more than 1 million cases of Goldfish crackers a year for shipment to stores nationwide.
The Governor's Office of Economic Development board authorized a 10-year, post-performance, single-payer refundable tax credit of $475,032 over the life of the project.