Growth in the Visalia Industrial Park
Five Guys Hamburgers is moving into Packwood Creek next to Buffalo Bill's Wild Wings: The Gourmet hamburger restaurant will submit plans for the shell building already completed.
Sequoia Brewery to open restaurant on Main Street.
Kaweah Container, Inc., expands. The company purchased a 174,000-sq-ft plant, remodeled and equipped the facility to make corrugated boxes. The expansion included an additional 75 jobs.
Perfection Foods expands. The company added a 13,125-sq-ft packaging storage building and a 15,460-sq-ft ingredients storage building.
Hydrite Chemical expands. The provider of chemicals and related services expanded by 4,500 sq. ft., including a new food ingredients room, raising the roof to allow for 6,000 and 12,000 gallon stainless steel tanks and more.
An-Fo Pacifica has opened in a 46,272-sq-ft building, employing 15 people, to produce products for the dairy industry.
California Dairies, Inc., plans to add a 130-foot-tall evaporator at its Visalia plant. The new hygiene evaporator will allow the cooperative to meet the expanding demand for baby formula in China. The third tower, valued at $55 million, will be added to the current, 260,000-square-foot plant which represents an investment of $250 million. Visalia Times-Delta
Milk Specialties Global: Milk Specialties Global, one of the nation’s largest providers of high-quality milk and whey proteins, has begun production of milk protein concentrate in Visalia. Major growth categories in this market include ready-to-drink nutritional beverages, Greek yogurt, sports nutrition powders, processed cheeses, chocolates and candy.
Pacific Southwest Container is adding 50,000 square feet to its warehouse in the Visalia Industrial Park.
Hilti International is expanding its main distribution center, adding a second distribution center, and expanding its repair center. Visalia will now serve as the flagship of Hilti North America distribution.
A local dairy family has purchased 117 acres in the Visalia Industrial Park with plans to build a cheese plant.
Building permits climbed 22 percent through August.
Permits for new single family homes were up 11% for the year with 280 being filed through August 31, 2014, compared to 252 in 2013.