Tortilla Maker Mission Foods Expanding To Lakeland, FL
by Kyle Kennedy, Lakeland Ledger
Posted: 2011-11-14 15:43:20 EST

LAKELAND - So who is the national food manufacturer with plans for a big Lakeland expansion in 2012?

Irving, Texas-based Mission Foods, according to a local source with knowledge of the deal.

Mission Foods, which touts itself as one of the world's largest producers of tortilla products, plans to expand to Lakeland next year and will hire more than 130 people during a period of roughly three years.

Details about the expansion were announced last week during a Lakeland City Commission agenda study, but Mission's name was kept under wraps. Mission officials could not be reached for comment on Tuesday.

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