Nutrition and beauty supply direct seller Amway has purchased 12 acres in Quincy, Wash., to build a 48,000-square-foot extraction and concentration facility.

The facility will process ingredients for nutritional products sold under Amway's Nutrilite brand, the company said in a statement.

Amway purchased the land from the Port of Quincy. The agreement includes an option for an additional 15 acres. Amway will break ground on the $31.8 million facility later this year and begin operations in early 2014.

The facility will support Amway's Trout Lake Farm operations in Klickitat County, Wash., and replace its current extraction and concentration operation in Lakeview, Calif.

Trout Lake Farm is the largest certified organic herb farm in North America, according to Amway, and provides blueberries, oregano, peppermint, nettle, Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea angustifolia and other plants used in vitamins and nutritional supplements.

-- Matthew Weaver


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