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On August 17, 2020, Mission Foods, the maker of tortillas, chips, flatbreads, and other things not only delicious but most frequently celebrated on Tuesdays, announced plans for a state-of-the-art tortilla manufacturing facility in Plainfield, Indiana.
According to the company, the new plant will create up to 544 new jobs by the end of 2026.
According to an announcement from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), Governor Eric Holcomb is “extremely grateful” that the Texas-based company committed to leasing, building out, and equipping a new, 510,965-square-foot manufacturing facility.
The new midwest plant will produce 187,850,000 pounds of products every year. Operations will begin in early 2021, ramping up to full scale in 2024.
Pending IEDC approval, Mission Foods parent Gruma Corp. will receive up to $4.75 million in conditional tax credits based on job creation and investment plans. The township and local energy provider, Duke Energy, has approved additional incentives for the company.
Mission’s new home is a modern industrial facility built by commercial real-estate firm Lauth Group for Granite Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). Granite owns and manages more than 100 primarily industrial properties in North America and Europe.
Mission Foods employs nearly 7,000 people spanning 19 other plants in the United States.
The company plans to begin hiring in Indiana in early 2021.