Frito-Lay to ramp up Funyuns and tortilla chips production in Texas
PepsiCo is investing $200m in its Frito-Lay plant in Rosenberg, Texas to add two manufacturing lines and increase capacity of the warehouse to ensure future growth.
According to Laura Maxwell, senior VO of supply chain for PepsiCo North America, the site has the largest footprint of any Frito-Lay facility in Texas.
“We’ve called Rosenberg home for nearly 40 years,” said Maxwell, noting the factory currently produces more than 117 million pounds of snacks annually to supply Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas and Georgia – as well as several other parts of the country during peak demand.
The expansion will also add an additional 160 jobs to the 750-strong workforce.
This is the second investment Frito-Lay has made in the Rosenberg site. In 2019, the company ploughed in $138m to add a new Cheetos line, new seasoning and packaging equipment and a warehouse expansion.