Amy’s Kitchen to open second plant near Petaluma
March 18, 2013 by Mark
Amy’s Kitchen, a producer of natural frozen foods, is preparing to open its second manufacturing facility in Santa Rosa, which is approximately 18 miles northwest of Petaluma.
As one of the largest processors of frozen natural foods in the nation, Amy’s Kitchen, headquartered in Petaluma, already employs approximately1,000 individuals at its other plant in Sonoma County. The frozen food manufacturer now plans to add a further 800 or so jobs to the area in the near future as the owners look at potential sites for the plant. According to officials in Santa Rosa, this would mark the largest business expansion to occur in the area in over a decade.
As businesses and corporations expand and build new locations or facilities, local printing companies might expect to draw in a little extra business themselves. Expanding companies typically require business card printing or other printing services to reflect changes on informational material. Grand opening ceremonies may also require banner printing provided by print companies in the area.
It is estimated that the equipment and building for the new plant could average between $40 – $50m, according to Andy Berliner, who serves as the co-founder and CEO of Amy’s Kitchen. The natural food manufacturer is a family-owned business that produces a variety of canned soups, frozen vegetarian entrees, and convenience foods. Berliner announced plans for the expansion earlier this month in an interview celebrating the company’s 25th year. He was accompanied by his wife, Rachel, who is also a co-founder, and their daughter Amy, from whom the company takes its name.