Food Engineering

Plant Openings & Expansions

March 1, 2007
Tyson is expected to open a 184,000-sq.-ft.  Discovery Center in Springdale, AR, this month.


Tyson is expected to open a 184,000-sq.-ft.  Discovery Center in Springdale, AR, this month. The center features 18 product development kitchens, a USDA-inspected pilot plant, facilities for packaging design and development testing and capability for shelf-life studies.

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United, Inc. is building a new production and sales distribution center in Baton Rouge, LA. It will include a 50,000-sq.-ft. corporate office and a 400,000-sq- ft. production and sales distribution center. Construction will begin early this year with plans for facility operations beginning in mid-2008.

Mexico’s principal dairy products firm, Grupo Lala, opened a new plant in Tecate, Baja California. The plant has the capacity to process 150,000 liters a day of locally produced milk for distribution in the states of Baja California and Baja California Sur.