ONTARIO, Calif., Sept. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tropicale Foods, the leading manufacturer of authentic Hispanic-inspired frozen treats under the Helados Mexico and La Michoacana brands, has announced the establishment of a art in Lubbock, Texas, through the renovation and modernization of an existing factory. Construction is underway with production expected to begin by the second quarter of 2023. The $75 million investment in the 227,000 square foot facility supports a strategic growth initiative as the company aims to increase its capacity to meet growing consumer demand for its product portfolio. . The renovation of the former food manufacturing plant, located at 1001 East 33rd Street, was welcomed by the Lubbock Economic Development Agency as a significant boost to the local economy and labor market. The plant is expected to start hiring in the fourth quarter of 2022.
“I am thrilled to have the new Lubbock plant join our network of manufacturing facilities and serve as a key production hub to support the company’s continued national growth,” said Steven Schiller, CEO of Tropicale Foods. “In addition to aligning with Tropicale’s growth trajectory, the opening of this facility allows us to continue to excite and delight our consumers with our market-leading Paletas and to serve our retail partners at the highest level.”
The facility will manufacture a variety of Tropicale Foods products, both under the Helados Mexico and La Michoacana brands, including consumer favorites such as Fruit and Cream Paletas. The best flavors include strawberry, coconut, mango, and arroz con leche.
Tropicale Foods will also manufacture products from its La Michoacana line, acquired in January 2021. These products include paletas in consumer-favorite flavors like Bubble Gum and Choco-Fresa, and a chocolate covered strawberry bar.
Tropicale Foods products are available nationwide across multiple channels including grocery, mass, club, convenience and value.
About Tropical Foods
For more than 20 years, Tropicale Foods has been offering you delicious Latin ice creams and paletas made from authentic recipes and real quality ingredients. It is now the first Hispanic frozen novelty company in the country. The company is headquartered in Ontario, California, and a production facility in Modesto. True to its motto ‘People. Passion. Paletas’, Tropicale Foods is an employer of choice in the cities where it operates and is committed to supporting its employees and our local communities.
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