H-E-B Grocery Co. is reportedly opening a new 64,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Southeast Texas.
According to the Houston Business Journal, sources within the San Antonio-based grocery organization confirmed that the retailer intends to open a new snack manufacturing facility less than a mile away from H-E-B’s distribution center at 4625 Windfern Road in Houston, Texas.
This will be only the company’s second snack manufacturing facility. It’s first is a 40,000-square-foot facility located in San Antonio dedicated to manufacturing potato and corn products including tortilla chips. According to H-E-B’s website, the San Antonio facility operates 24 hours a day and processes 35 million pounds of potatoes and 10 million pounds of white and yellow corn.
Neither construction dates nor number of prospective employees have been announced by H-E-B, but the Houston Business Journal noted that Joeris General Construction has already filed a commercial construction permit for foundation and site work at the plant’s location for $3.6 million.
H-E-B has recently made headlines with a series of generous donations to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The company has also announced plans to introduce a new “urban prototype” store in Houston and earlier this year.
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