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|Tuesday, August 02, 2011|
Turtle Island Foods, maker of Tofurky and other soy-based products, is building a $10 million food processing plant in Hood River.
The riverfront building, developed in partnership with Key Development Corp. of Hood River, will rely on solar power to heat its water; capture heat from the refrigeration system that can be used as heating source; and employ high-efficiency processing equipment as its pursues LEED Platinum certification.
The 33,000-square-foot facility will employ as many as 100 people, with 60 to start when it opens next year. The company currently has a work force of 73.
The 31-year-old company has grown its Tofurky label into the nation's second-largest brand of refrigerated and frozen meat alternatives. In addition to the namesake turkey replacement, the vegan line includes meatless deli slices, sausages and pizzas.
Read more at OregonLive.com.
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