RUPERT • PerforMix Nutrition Systems, a liquid and dry feed supplement and nutrition company for the beef and dairy industry, announced Wednesday it will build a new production facility in Rupert.
PerforMix, a subsidiary of Agri Beef Co., has facilities in Nampa, Fruitland, and Moses Lake, Wash.
The new Rupert facility will break ground on 10 acres before July 1. The company said Wednesday the new facility will be built with the most current technology to be the most advanced liquid feed operation in the Pacific Northwest.
“We are thrilled to build our third Idaho location in Rupert,” said Jim Keppen, president of PerforMix. “Rupert is ideally located to help us better serve our existing customers as well as the broader industry in the Magic Valley, eastern Idaho and surrounding states.”
The company is near full capacity at its Nampa plant, the announcement said.
“The Rupert facility will allow us to move our existing eastern Idaho business to Rupert opening up production capacity for growth in the Treasure Valley. The folks in Rupert have been outstanding to work with and we couldn’t be happier to join this great community,” Keppen said.
The new Rupert facility will have 10 to 15 staff at full capacity and is slated to be up and running by the end of the year. Additional transportation and logistics jobs are also expected.
“PerforMix is a well-known, reputable family business and is a great fit for Minidoka County,” said Kelly Anthon, Rupert city administrator in a statement from the Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization. “We’re excited to bring another good corporate partner into our region that not only supports our beef and dairy industry, but our community.”
Magic Valley dairy and beef operators will benefit from having this facility so close, said SIEDO executive director Jan Rogers.
“It’s a win-win situation for everyone.”