Amway will break ground for $38 million facility
Monday, August 27, 2012
QUINCY — Groundbreaking for Amway’s new $38 million herb processing plant will take place here Wednesday with speeches, a tree planting and lunch.
Kick-off for construction of the facility will start at 11:30 a.m. on the factory’s site at 10448 NW Road R. Lunch hosted by the Quincy Historical Society will start at 12:30 p.m. at the Reiman Simmons House, 415 F St. SW.
Scheduled to attend are a handful of local and company dignitaries, including Port of Quincy Commissioner Brian Kuest, Quincy Mayor Jim Hemberry, Senator Linda Evans-Parlette, state Department of Agriculture Director Dan Newhouse and Amway Vice-president George Calvert.
When completed in 2014, the 48,000-square-foot processing plant plant is expected to create 30 or more jobs. Future expansion on a adjacent 15 acres could bring another 50 jobs.
The plant — an “extraction and concentration facility,” according to the company — will process crops from Trout Lake Farm, an organic grower of medicinal herbs and teas with acreage and a milling operation located south of Ephrata. The farm’s head office is in Trout Lake.
The new Quincy plant is part of Amway’s $185 million plan to restructure its supply chain by moving processing facilities closer to growers. The processed herbs and teas are used in Amway’s NuriLite vitamins and dietary supplements.
Mike Irwin: 6651179
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