JUNCTION CITY, Ore. (AP) — A company that makes puffed corn snacks plans to build a 135,000-square-foot factory in Junction City, Oregon, that over several years could hire as many as 150 workers.
The Register-Guard reports that Cosmos Creations CEO John Strasheim says the company is firming up financing and hopes to have the $4 million steel-frame building completed by year’s end.
He says Cosmos has 55 employees at its current Junction City factory and offices and with the new factory eventually plans to add 150.
Strasheim bought the company from its founders in 2011. He has focused on automating production and increasing sales. He says the caramel corn is now sold in every state, as well as in Canada.
Privately held Cosmos doesn’t disclose sales figures.
Junction City is about 100 miles south of Portland.