Frito Lay Kern Plant

The world's largest Frito factory, Frito Lay's Kern Plant provides the Los Angeles area with potato chips, pretzels, and corn chips. Around 130 million pounds of product are produced here annually, and the plant employs over 500 people. Suitably located in an industrial agriculture and oil producing area, outside Bakersfield. The plant produces 100% of its own electricity via assorted co-generation technologies, and received a LEED Existing Building Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council in 2012.