ConAgra Foods commemorated the grand opening of ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston's new state-of-the art, environmentally friendly sweet potato processing plant in Delhi, Louisiana on Friday.
Situated in a prime sweet potato growing region, the Delhi plant is uniquely equipped to process high-quality sweet potatoes, using cutting-edge proprietary processing and packaging technologies. The plant will produce products for the Sweet Things(R) line for foodservice, which includes sweet potato fries, wedges, puffs, as well as mashed sweet potatoes. The plant will also produce ALEXIA(R) retail grocery brand sweet potato products.
"The Delhi plant is the culmination of our decade-long experience with sweet potato processing technologies and product innovation," said Lamb Weston President Jeff DeLapp. "Today's official grand opening ribbon cutting celebrates the past year and a half of intense planning and construction, building our most sustainable plant to date. It is a singular accomplishment and true cornerstone of our continuing leadership in the industry.