Frito-Lay Will Spend $200 Million on Texas Plant Expansion

June 10, 2021
Upgrades to its Rosenberg, Texas, plant will include two new manufacturing lines for Funyuns and tortilla chips.

PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division said it will spend $200 million to upgrade its Rosenberg, Texas, plant, including two new manufacturing lines for Funyuns and tortilla chips.

The project, expected to be complete by 2023, will also increase capacity in its warehouse. Altogether, it should create 160 new, full-time jobs. The Rosenberg facility already employs more than 750 full-timers and produces more than 117 million lbs. of snacks annually.

"The Rosenberg site has the largest footprint of any Frito-Lay facility in Texas, producing snacks for Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas and Georgia, and several other parts of the country when we hit times of peak demand," said Laura Maxwell, senior vice president of supply chain for PepsiCo Foods North America.

This is the second recent investment Frito-Lay has made to the Rosenberg site. In 2019, the company announced a $138 million expansion that added a new Cheetos line, new seasoning and packaging equipment and a warehouse expansion, set to be complete late this year.

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