America’s top producer of tortillas, Mission Foods, plans to construct a new manufacturing facility in Dallas, TX that will be able to produce about 30 million tortillas/day, the company announced in a Nov. 21 press release.
The project is expected to create some 1000 direct jobs. Gruma’s plant will feature processing and packaging areas and technologies that provide environmental and health controls. A subsidiary of Mexican food processing firm Gruma Corporation, Mission has operated in the U.S. since 1977.
“This new Gruma plant is equipped with the latest technology and operates based on strict quality and sustainability standards,” said Gonzalez Moreno, president and general director of Gruma, in a statement.
Mission’s new Dallas plant will be the company’s twentieth production site in the U.S., strengthening its presence across six states.
“It has the capacity to continue growing and will produce at full capacity more than 10 billion wheat and corn tortillas per year, as well as tortilla chips and flat breads, under the global Mission brand, and domestic brands like Guerrero and Calidad, to supply the states of Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kansas, and northern Texas,” said Moreno.