Mexican pasta maker La Moderna is opening up a $50 million production and manufacturing facility in Johnson County Tuesday.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Mexico Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Luis Videgaray, and officials with La Moderna attended the grand opening ceremony Tuesday.
The 150,000-square-foot factory took three years to build and is being touted as one of the most technologically advanced factories in the Western Hemisphere. It's the first American property for the pasta maker.
"This is the most modern plant we have. We have six plants in Mexico and the new one is this," said Carlos Monroy, director of production and administration for La Moderna.
The new factory will create 100 direct and 300 indirect new jobs in the Cleburne and Johnson County area.