The Church opened its newest cannery in Harrisville, Utah, on Thursday to replace another in northern Utah.
“The Harrisville cannery will replace the facility in Ogden,” said Don Johnson, director of production and distribution for the Church. “This new state-of-the-art cannery will continue to provide opportunities to care for the poor and needy and give opportunities for service.”
The 45,000-square-foot facility is located at 224 W. North St. and is fully automated, generating 3.2 million cans each year.
This new cannery has the annual capacity to store 15 million cans and is projected to meet production requirements for the next 20 years. The Harrisville cannery is set to produce green beans, beef stew, beef and turkey chunks, chicken-flavored rotini soup, tomato sauce, and tomato soup.
An open house was held Thursday to dedicate the new building with Bishop Dean M. Davies and Sister Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society general president selected as speakers for the event.
The new cannery will be one of six located in the U.S.