FREMONT – WholeStone Farms will break ground on their $200 million expansion project this Friday, September 6th. This expansion to the Fremont facility will offer employees new spaces first: a modern, open space in a new cafeteria, and a more modern locker room area. In phase two of the expansion project, Wholestone will create a new, state-of-the-art processing floor.
“This renovation has our employees at the top of our mind when it comes to safety and productivity,” said Scott Webb, CEO for Wholestone Farms. “These renovations will give WholeStone farms, the 200-plus producers and over 1400 employees that work here an opportunity to grow with this facility and our company.”
Phase one of the project will upgrade employee-focused spaces, including a new cafeteria with large windows, natural light, high ceilings and entertainment features like new TVs. New locker areas will also be a main project in the first phase, including updated spaces with full-size lockers on the main floor, offering employees an efficient flow from entrance to the clothing pick-up area, all the way to the locker area. Last in phase one, a new open office layout will “promote collaboration and efficiency within our office areas,” according to the company.
“Continuing a tradition of excellence in the Fremont Community, we will maintain the footprint that started over 70 years ago here in Fremont,” said Wholestone in a press-release.
“The flow of the plant today isn’t as efficient as it could be, our new layout will allow for a more streamlined flow in our production practices” Steve Weers, COO of WholeStone Farms commented.