The J.R. Simplot Company will soon shutter one of Post Falls' oldest businesses: Jacklin Seed Company, a production and seed-cleaning facility. Simplot will shift its operations to another facility in Othello, Wash.
This morning's Coeur d'Alene Press reports that 25 workers at Jacklin will lose their jobs, while others may be transitioned to the Washington facility.
A Simplot spokesman told the Press that the company would likely sell the property because of its prime location along Interstate 90 near the Idaho-Washington state line.
Jacklin Seed was founded in 1936 and was the first company to produce Kentucky bluegrass in the Pacific Northwest. It built its headquarters in Post Falls in 1977, and its products were distributed to more than 70 countries for lawn care, golf courses, athletic fields and commercial nurseries.
Simplot purchased the company in 1997.