EAGLE, IDAHO — Frozen french fry maker Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. has completed a 300,000-square-foot expansion of its operations in Hermiston, Ore.

The $250 million investment adds a new processing line to the existing facility, increasing production capacity by approximately 300 million lbs annually. The company said the expansion will add close to 150 jobs to the local economy.

Lamb Weston is one of the area’s largest employers. Products made in its Hermiston facility are served in restaurants in the United States and around the world.

“This expansion allows us to meet the growing global demand for french fries,” said Tom Werner, president and chief executive officer at Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. “We’re proud to be part of the community in Hermiston, and we’re especially grateful to our dedicated team and local partners who worked so diligently to make this expansion a reality.”

Lamb Weston is a global supplier of frozen potato, sweet potato, appetizer and vegetable products.  The company operates 25 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, China and Australia.