Hispanic foods company Cacique has broken ground on an $88 million dairy processing facility in Texas, US.
Cacique plans to begin operations at the new site in autumn next year and expects to create around 200 full-time jobs.
Located in Amarillo, the planned 200,000-square-foot facility will be equipped to handle production of the company’s Mexican-style cheeses, cremas and yogurts.
Cacique says that the plant will enable it to increase production capacity to meet growing demand for its products.
The project is being supported by a Texas Enterprise Fund grant as well as an incentive package that was recently approved by the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation and the City Council of Amarillo.
“We are honoured that Cacique chose to make Amarillo their new home,” said Kevin Carter, president and CEO of the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation.
“This project will have a large-scale economic impact with $88 million in new capital expenditures and the creation of approximately 200 new full-time jobs. The addition of Cacique will help us continue to build Amarillo into a food processing powerhouse.”
Cacique operates a number of facilities, including a dairy processing plant in City of Industry, California, a meat processing facility in Cedar City, Utah and a salsa plant in Gilbert, Arizona.
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