Foster Farms plans multi-million dollar expansion
The company already has 2,032 employees in Merced County and plans to add more jobs following the expansion.
State and local government leaders have announced they will support the project through a $6.5 million economic incentive package. Construction for the Foster Farms expansion project has already begun and completion is scheduled for September 2019.
The package announced by the US authorities include resources from California Competes, the California Energy Commission Food Production Investment Program, the Merced County Expanded Subsidized Employment Program, the Merced County On-the-Job Training Program, as well as incentives from the City of Livingston.
"Foster Farms is expanding its Livingston operation to allow for future growth and diversification of our customer mix on the West Coast," Foster Farms President and CEO Laura Flanagan said. "Foster Farms first opened a plant in the City of Livingston in 1959. Since then, we have been very pleased with the quality of the workforce, the access the location provides us to California markets, and the partnership of state and local officials in helping us to succeed in California."