H-E-B is planning to expand its milk processing plant in San Antonio, Texas, already one of the largest in the Southwest, according to reporting from the San Antonio Express-News.
“This investment will allow us to add additional partners and increase capacity to produce more H-E-B brand products that are made in Texas such as H-E-B Mootopia, H-E-B Organics and lactose-free dairy products, among others,” H-E-B spokesman Valentino Lucio said in an email.
The expansion plans, which are privately funded and on private land for private use, are estimated to cost $60 million. Work on the expansion is expected to begin on Jan. 1, 2024, and be completed July 5, 2025, the San Antonio Express-News reported.
The updated space will include a 4,860-square-foot insulated metal panel room, or room built inside an existing building — an update which will allow for new ultra-high-temperature processing.
The update will also include a new electrical room and 1,151-square-foot expansion of an existing steam plant.