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Sigma Alimentos to build US plant

Sigma Alimentos based in Nuevo Leon, Mexico has announced plans to erect a further-processing plant valued at US$50 million in Oklahoma.

The parent company generated revenue of US $1.3 billion in 2004 from refrigerated and frozen foods including meat and poultry in addition to cheese, yogurt and prepared meals. The Company has plants in Mexico, the principal market but also in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, for the Caribbean and Central America. Sigma has joint ventures with Tropicana, Yoplait, Oscar Mayer and Conagra.

Mario Paez, President of Sigma stated: "we want to be closer to better serve our Hispanic customers. The new plant will join our current distribution centers in operation, plus subsequent ones we plan to open in the near future."

Editor WorldPoultry

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