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Simplot to cut 800 jobs in Idaho after building newer plant

November 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

J.R. Simplot Co., announced plans Wednesday to build a “state-of-the-art” potato processing plant on the site of its original facility in Caldwell, Idaho, with construction to begin in May. Continue Reading

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GF French Fry Feed Breaks Serving Record Set in 2008

September 23, 2011 in WDAZ

GRAND FORKS, ND – Over two and a half tons of french fries were served at the annual Potato Bowl French Fry Feed at University Park in Grand Forks on Thursday evening, 5,010 pounds to be exact! Continue Reading

OSHA threatens Simplot with fine

September 30, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Firm says it is addressing issues at GF plantThe federal work safety agency suggested today it may slap a $59,000 fine on the J.R. Simplot Co. for what it says are a baker’s dozen of health and safety violations at its Grand Forks plant on Gateway Drive. Continue Reading