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Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 12:43 pm

Share your thoughts: Expedite Amy’s Kitchen expansion?

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    Amy’s Kitchen, one of the nation’s largest makers of natural frozen foods, is planning to build a second manufacturing plant in Santa Rosa that one day could employ an additional 800 workers, according to a Press Democrat report.

    NBBJ Pulse Poll

    Amy's Kitchen plans to hire up to 800 for a Santa Rosa production expansion. Should local government expedite that project?

    • Yes (83%, 34 votes)
    • No (15%, 6 votes)
    • Don't know (2%, 1 votes)

    Total voters: 41
    Polling period: March 13, 2013 @ 12:00 pm – March 20, 2013 @ 12:00 pm

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    The Petaluma-based company, which already has 1,000 workers in Sonoma County, is proposing the largest business expansion in the city in at least a decade, according to Santa Rosa officials.

    The new plant’s building and equipment would cost between $40 million and $50 million, company CEO and co-founder Andy Berliner said in early March. He has looked at potential sites but has yet to select one.

    The family-owned company also has enough land for such a plant at its sister facility near Medford, Ore., Berliner said, but “clearly our ideal and our preference is to be here.”

    Santa Rosa Mayor Scott Bartley and other city officials welcomed the news.

    “That is exactly the kind of stuff we need to see in the city,” Bartley said. “The city will do whatever we can to try and accommodate them.” [read more]


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