New Tortilla Chip Manufacturing Site to Open in Indiana

Mission Foods will open a new tortilla production plant in the Hoosier State to help the company meet increased demand and lower its logistical costs.

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Tortillas and baked products firm Mission Foods selected a site in Indiana as the location of a new state-of-the-art tortilla production plant, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IDEC) announced in a release Monday.

The company intends to lease and build out a 510,965-sq-ft manufacturing facility in Plainfield, IN and acquire new equipment. Mission Foods said the project aims to help it serve increasing demand while also lowering its logistical costs.

Start up of the site is slated for early 2021. Once the site becomes fully operational in 2024, the plant will produce 187 million lb/yr of corn and flour tortillas, tortilla chips, flat breads, and other baked products.  

As part of the project, Mission Foods will hire 544 workers to staff the facility by the end of 2026. Hiring will begin next year.

The global market for tortillas is expected to rise at a CAGR of 5.2% from 2018 to 2027, business insights firm Research and Markets recently forecasted. During the period, the value of the market is projected to rise from about $37 billion to $59 billion.

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