RICHMOND – The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity has announced a significant tax reduction for Utah Flour Milling, an expansion project connected to the growth of Campbell’s in Richmond. Utah Flour Milling has committed to creating 31 new high-paying jobs and investing $57 million Cache County over the next five years as part of their expansion plan. The company will receive tax incentives for the expansion as part of Utah’s Rural Economic Development Tax Increment Financing (REDTIF) program.
“Utah Flour Mills’ presence in Cache County is not just a promising opportunity; it’s a testament to our unwavering commitment to economic development and job creation within our community,” said Shawn Milne, economic development director of Cache County in a statement. “They will find a welcome home in Cache Valley’s agricultural culture and heritage.”
The expansion and incentive package is a partnership between Utah Flour Milling, LLC, and Campbell’s, as they plan to construct a state-of-the-art flour mill adjacent and connected to the Campbell bakery. Earlier this summer Campbell’s announced a $160 million expansion to their facility in Richmond. According to a release, this onsite mill will be a collaboration between PHM Brands’ Panhandle Milling and NIPPN CORPORATION, Japan’s foremost private mechanical flour milling company and the leading flour manufacturer in the country. Utah Flour Milling focuses on organic, non-GMO, kosher, halal, and GFSI-BRC-certified processes.
“It’s exciting to see Utah Flour Milling invest in Cache County as a supplier to Campbell Snacks,” said Scott Cuthbertson, president and CEO of EDCUtah. “Campbell Snacks has been a large employer in Richmond for many years — one example of a successful Utah operation attracting new high-paying jobs to a rural community.”
The new Richmond facility will primarily focus on producing flour for industrial bulk and pack customers, equipped with cutting-edge technology. This move is expected to enhance supply reliability, facilitate continued growth, and improve overall plant efficiency. It will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by eliminating over 2,200 trucks per year that transport flour from the mill to the bakery.
“The decision by Utah Flour Milling to locate its facilities in rural Utah is a testament to our state’s robust economic environment, skilled workforce, and commitment to innovation,” said Ryan Starks, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, in a statement. “We are proud to support Utah Flour Milling as it contributes to the economic tapestry of our rural communities.”
“This is an exceptional opportunity to expand our current operational reach in the flour milling industry and establish valuable supplier relationships with local farmers both within Utah and in neighboring states,” said Peter Bisaccia, president of PHM Brands.
PHM Brands operates in Colorado, Texas, Illinois and Indiana.