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Hi Mountain Seasonings breaks ground on new lot
Apr 18, 2013 - From staff reports
Hans and Kimberly Hummel, the owners of Hi Mountain Seasonings, said they have broken ground in a new lot adjacent to their current headquarters to build a new 12,000 square-foot manufacturing and storage facility. This expansion will increase the Hi Mountain's building space by 50 percent when completed in June of 2013. The expansion comes as a result of the tremendous increase in popularity of the company's products in recent years.
Hi Mountain Seasonings began operations in 1991 as a one-man operation selling one product, Hi Mountain Original Jerky Cure and Seasonings. Twenty-two years later, the company still is located in Riverton, and it has grown to its current 24,000 square-foot facility with 30 employees and a lineup of nearly 200 products.
"This expansion makes a strong statement about the high value our customers place on our products and services," said Hans Hummel, the company president. "We are all very excited about the new facility and the opportunity that it brings to all of us at Hi Mountain Seasonings and the Riverton community."
"The Riverton community is a very supportive partner of ours, and we are pleased to further expand the Hi Mountain Seasonings footprint in the community," said Kimberly Hummel, the executive vice president. "In fact, our building will border Day Drive, which was named after our former neighbor, the late Bill Day. He was a Korean War hero and had the kind of character that you would never forget. We all miss him."
Hi Mountain Seasonings is a manufacturer of kits for homemade jerky and sausage. Hi Mountain Seasonings also has a line of delicious freeze-dried camping meals.