MOSES LAKE, Wash.Washington State Governor Jay Inslee attended the grand opening ceremony of AstaReal Technologies Inc.’s new production facility in Moses Lake, Washington. Gov. Inslee was joined by members of the state legislature, the director of the Department of Commerce, and officials and community leaders from Grant County and the city of Moses Lake. Approximately 200 people, comprised of civic and business leaders from the local community, as well as guests from abroad, attended the ceremony.
The new 59,000-sq.-ft. factory will produce natural astaxanthin and is expected to begin production by July 2014, initially employing approximately 45 people.
The AstaReal Group has been producing natural astaxanthin in Gustavsberg, Sweden. The new factory will have more than double the production capacity of the existing Swedish facility and will more than triple the AstaReal Groups’ total production capacity.