RICHMOND, UTAH — Pepperidge Farm, Inc. on Oct. 7 celebrated the completion of a $45 million expansion to the company’s manufacturing facility in Richmond. The expansion included the start-up of production on a new Goldfish cracker line.

“Sales of Goldfish crackers continue to grow consistently, and expanding our production capacity is critical for us to stay ahead of this demand,” said Irene Chang Britt, president of Pepperidge Farm. “We appreciate the support we’ve received from the state of Utah, in particular the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the Economic Development Council of Utah, the Cache County Development Office and Chamber of Commerce, and the city of Richmond.”

In addition to the new Goldfish cracker line, Pepperidge added new technology and production capabilities to the site in Richmond, the company’s only manufacturing facility west of the Rocky Mountains. Additionally, 94,000 square feet and improved facilities were added to the already 225,000-square-foot site.

Pepperidge Farm currently produces around 60 million lbs of cookies, crackers and frozen products each year, including Milano cookies, at the Richmond plant.