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<div class="quote-block">Vegan food company Turtle Island plans to build a new $10 million plant in Oregon as well as see a 25 percent growth in sales this year.<br>
By Hilary Pollack<br><a href="http://www.tofurky.com/" target="_blank">Turtle Island Foods</a>, best known as the maker of Tofurky, will be expanding its operation in the coming months with a new 33,000-square-foot, eco-friendly plant in Hood River, Ore. The new facility will be solar-powered and high-efficiency, and will more than double the current size of the companys staff. In regards to the development, Jaime Athos, vice president of operations, told <i>The Oregonian</i>, Our brand is really getting out there I don't think people thought of their food choices as an environmental decision, but thats changing. The company also estimates that its sales will have grown by 25 percent this year. More than 4,000 grocery stores in North America carry Turtle Islands meat-alternative products.<br></div>
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This is great news! I love that they are environmentally conscious and their hickory smoked deli slices rock my world <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:">
 

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That's good new. I love their Kielbasa hot dogs <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Definitely good news. In fact, it's good x 3. Good for the animals, good for the environment, and good for jobs. I'm pretty sure that qualifies it as a win/win.
 

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Hopefully they'll expand to Europe some time!
 

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25% growth during bad economic times seems like a bit of a stretch. I've read a lot of bad things about companies that make tofu and soy products. Are they one of the good ones?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>rainforests1</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2959447"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
25% growth during bad economic times seems like a bit of a stretch. I've read a lot of bad things about companies that make tofu and soy products. Are they one of the good ones?</div>
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Why would you say that 25% growth is a stretch? Vegan food is not cheap yet vegans want to eat. I buy their products all the time. I don't doubt it for one second. There are lots of vegan companies that can barely keep up with demand. I remember reading in VegNews about a very small chocolate shop that got featured in their magazine and they had to quit taking orders for a month because of the overload. It just goes to show that veg*ns have money and all the other companies out there that ignore us are losing out every single day.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Herbivorous B.I.G.</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2959473"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I love their tempeh bacon.</div>
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I just tried their tempeh bacon about 2 weeks ago. I was hesitant because I have not found any good tempeh by any other company. Wow, theirs is awesome. No crunchy rice (that was the problem with other name brands). Nice smoky flavor.
 
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