Cacique breaks ground on $88m dairy processing plant in Amarillo, Texas

Hispanic foods company Cacique has officially started construction of an $88 million dairy processing plant in Amarillo, Texas.

The new dairy factory will span an area of 200,000 square-foot and is expected to cope up with the growing demand for Cacique’s products across the US.

The Amarillo dairy processing facility will produce Mexican-style cheeses, yogurts, and cremas.

It is scheduled to begin operations in the fall of next year and is expected to generate nearly 200 new full-time roles.

Gil de Cardenas – CEO of Cacique said: “After an extensive, national search, we are very happy to select Amarillo, Texas as the location of our new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.

“We are grateful to the Governor’s office, Randall County and the City of Amarillo for their hospitality, work and support throughout the site selection process and in helping us usher in the next era of growth for our company.

“From our first visit, we knew that Amarillo was special. It’s a vibrant, thriving and diverse melting pot of cultures and we’re thrilled to become part of this local community as we put down some new Cacique family roots in the great state of Texas.”

The Cacique dairy processing plant in Amarillo is backed by a Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant from the Texan government.

Governor Abbott commented: “I am proud to welcome Cacique to Texas and excited for the incredible impact they will make on our state’s economic success story.

“Amarillo is a natural home for Cacique, as the Texas Panhandle is a magnet for the manufacturing and food processing industries. Thank you to Cacique for choosing to invest in the Lone Star State. I look forward to working with them as we usher in a more prosperous future for all Texans.”

Apart from the TEF grant, the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) and the City Council of Amarillo are providing an incentive package for the dairy project.

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