The new facility will employ 200 people when the plant opens and that they have plans to eventually hire more.
“I just want people to understand how historic this is,” said Mayor Pascoe. “Shelley hasn’t this many job opportunities in over 50 years for one company.”
The process began about three years ago as Golden Valley was looking to expand.
“They decided they wanted to move and expand and so then they had to look for different areas,”
said Mayor Pascoe. “They actually looked out of the state. They looked in the state. They looked in several different areas in the state, and about a year-and-a-half-ago, we started working with them.”
The company received some very enticing offers from communities in Wyoming and Nevada but in the end it just made the most sense to relocate six miles south.
“It’s very gratifying to be a part of a community where you can be appreciated, to feel like you can contribute, and that you are influential for the good of the community,” said Bryce Esplin, CEO of Golden
But this was more than just a decision based on convenience. The Shelley location has good truck access and an even better workforce.
“Southeast Idaho has a lot of good people here that are interested in working,” said Esplin. “They like to work and so having them in this area is very beneficial for us.”
Work is slated to begin immediately and they hope to have it open sometime during the second quarter of next year.