Riviana Foods has expanded its production capacity for its microwaveable rice products under the Minute rice brand. This expansion, a $27 million investment that will double current operational output, represents the second time in three years that Riviana has implemented a significant capital project to improve its ready-to-serve production capabilities at its 400,000-square-foot processing and packaging plant located in Memphis, Tenn. As a result of this expansion, approximately 25 additional jobs will be created, increasing the total number of employees at the plant to 384.

This is the fifth expansion at the Riviana complex, which began in 2006 with the purchase of approximately 310 acres of land and the company being granted a 12-year PILOT incentive for its investment to acquire the property and construct and equip the facility. With this most recent expansion, the company secured an additional seven-year PILOT incentive.

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