August 23/Olathe, Kan./Press Release -- Unilever is planning a $152 million expansion of its margarine and spreads plant in northeast Kansas.

The Kansas City Star reports the project will double the size of the plant at the New Century AirCenter industrial park in Olathe.

About 170 people now work at the plant, which makes such products as Country Crock, Promise, Imperial spreads. Unilever says it will hire 100 additional employees when the expansion is complete.