CLEBURNE, TEXAS — Interamerican Foods Corp. on March 20 held a grand opening ceremony for its La Moderna pasta plant in Cleburne. The $50 million, 150,000-square-foot facility is La Moderna’s first in the United States.
La Moderna said it plans to produce approximately 4,000 tons of pasta per month at the plant. The company also operates six plants in Mexico.
“We are proud to not only have built La Moderna’s first facility in the United States, but also to have created one of the most high-tech and self-sufficient factories in the history of food manufacturing,” said Luis Miguel Monroy, chairman of the board at La Moderna. “The end result reflects the convergence of our Mexican heritage and dedication to product quality, Texas’ entrepreneurial spirit and business-friendly climate, and unparalleled state-of-the-art production technology. This truly marks the pinnacle of La Moderna’s goal of becoming a household name, not just in Mexico, but in the United States.”Founded in 1920, La Moderna is Mexico’s largest pasta manufacturer. The company also make cookies and other food products.