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Abilene, Texas-Based AbiMar Foods to Invest in Bakery Upgrades, Expansion

June 10, 2024
Subsidiary of South American Grupo Nutresa will spend $4.6 million on its three Abilene facilities to improve automation and make upgrades.

AbiMar Foods, a subsidiary of Grupo Nutresa that produces cookie and cracker baked goods, will invest $4.6 million to expand its Abilene, Texas, operations, according to a release from the Development Corporation of Abilene (DCOA). AbiMar was established in Abilene in 1992.

The project will encompass work at all three AbiMar facilities in Abilene to improve automation, upgrade production equipment and software systems, and increase efficiency, worker safety, scalability, and product consistency and quality. In addition, the company’s offices and employee well-being areas at the north plant will undergo renovations.

AbiMar was previously known as Fehr Foods Inc. and was acquired by South American food company Grupo Nutresa in October 2010.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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