Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Longview as Tortilla Junction

Times are changin' when a tortilla manufacturer in Longview, TX can't expand fast enough.

La Fama Foods, established in Longview in 1982, currently generates 144,000 corn tortillas every hour. Their proposed new facility would expand flour tortilla production from 70,000 pounds to 120,000 pounds per week. All told, La Fama uses 200,000 pounds of flour every week, so they want to build a silo to store it instead of wasting space and manpower with bags. Wow - that's a successful business, and a LOT of tortillas.

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