Local Bounti Corporation, a US-controlled environment agriculture (CEA) company, has announced plans to construct a state-of-the-art indoor facility in Mount Pleasant, Texas. The six-acre facility will use Local Bounti’s proprietary Stack & Flow Technology to grow and sell its line of packaged leafy greens. The facility is expected to commence operations in the fourth quarter of 2023 and is expected to fortify Local Bounti’s distribution in markets across Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri. The facility is also designed to provide additional capacity to meet existing demand from Local Bounti’s direct relationships with blue-chip retailers and distributors throughout the region. Construction of the facility is expected to generate approximately 50 direct jobs in Mount Pleasant, Texas, with an additional 200 direct and indirect jobs expected once the facility is operational.
Local Bounti Corporation, just announced plans to construct a new indoor facility in Mount Pleasant, Texas. The six-acre facility, which is set to begin operations in the fourth quarter of 2023, will use Local Bounti’s proprietary Stack & Flow Technology™ to grow and sell a range of indoor-grown packaged leafy greens. The construction of the facility is expected to generate around 50 direct jobs in Mount Pleasant, with a further 200 direct and indirect jobs in Titus County once it is operational. The new facility will strengthen Local Bounti’s distribution in several states including Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri, and will provide additional capacity to meet demand from its relationships with retailers and distributors in the region.
“Mount Pleasant is thrilled to welcome Local Bounti to the region,” said Nathan Tafoya, Executive Director of the Mount Pleasant Economic Development Corporation. “With its innovative and proprietary controlled-environment agriculture (CEA) approach, Local Bounti adds a much-desired agri-tech ingredient to Mount Pleasant’s rich history in food production. We’ve already begun integrating workforce training and partnership conversations with our college’s Ag program. As Local Bounti’s chosen Texas location for a multimillion-dollar investment, and multiple planned phases, Mount Pleasant looks forward to growing with Local Bounti for many years to come.”
“Local Bounti is excited to call Mount Pleasant home to our latest facility in a rapidly expanding national footprint. Future local operations will help us answer existing customer demand within the Lone Star State and adjacent markets,” said Craig Hurlbert, Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Local Bounti. “Today’s announcement comes at a time when demand is surging across the country for our sustainable produce, and we are excited to establish a new regional base of operations where we can continue to reduce food miles.”
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