H-E-B will add tortilla chip plant in northwest Houston
H-E-B plans to build a 46,000-square-foot snack manufacturing plant in Houston to produce plain and flavored tortilla chips. Construction is expected to begin in December, with completion slated for mid-2019, reports the Houston Chronicle.
Located in northwest Houston, the plant will be situated in the same complex as H-E-B’s milk plant, bread plant and distribution center, The new facility will be in Houston because it’s the fastest growing market region, says the San Antonio grocery retailer.
The company’s Houston stores are served by its current snack plant in San Antonio. The 40,000-square-foot San Antonio plant operates 24 hours a day to produce, pack and ship potato, corn and tortilla chips to more than 300 H-E-B stores across Texas and Mexico. Each year, 35 million pounds of potatoes and 10 million pounds of corn — all produced in Texas — are processed at the San Antonio plant, the Chronicle notes.