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AbiMar Foods Expands Abilene, Texas, Operations

AbiMar Foods, a subsidiary of Grupo Nutresa, plans to expand operations in Abilene, Texas. The $4.6 million project is expected to retain 550 jobs.

The investment will improve automation at all three of the company's existing facilities by upgrading production equipment and software systems allowing for increased efficiency, improved worker safety, scalability, and enhanced consistency and quality.

“Our partnership with the DCOA has been a cornerstone of our success and growth here in Abilene,” said Rafael Henao, CEO of AbiMar Foods. “This investment highlights our commitment to excellence and innovation in our operations as we will continue to deliver outstanding products and contribute positively to the local economy.”

Development Corporation of Abilene partnership incentives are reimbursed to the company after it meets its contracted capital investment requirements. For every $1.00 the DCOA invests in the company, AbiMar Foods is projected to generate a direct economic output of $476.15 for Abilene, Texas over 2-years.

“The growth and expansion of local existing companies is essential to our community, and we are proud to support AbiMar Foods in their latest expansion,” noted Misty Mayo, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Development Corporation of Abilene (DCOA). “The DCOA is committed to building the future Abilene through long-term company partnerships.”

AbiMar Foods, Inc. is a cookie and cracker baked goods manufacturer, previously known as Fehr Foods, Inc. In 2010 the company was acquired by Grupo Nutresa, one of the largest food groups in South America.

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