The company signed a lease for a 117,000-square-foot facility in Central Texas, which is triple the size of its Santa Barbara facility. The expansion into Kyle is expected to increase revenue from $50 million to $300 million, per the report.
Located at Plum Creek Industrial Center, construction is expected to take between nine months and a year and begins in January. The facility is expected to cost less than $25 million and will be automated, the ABJ reported.
Outer Aisle Gourmet is looking to hire 150 employees to fill positions in maintenance, shipping and logistics, fulfillment and engineering. Engineering and technicians are expected to be a large component of the employment group due to the facility's automation.
Founder and CEO of Outer Aisle Jeanne David told the ABJ the company is expanding into Kyle because of its proximity to Austin without the city traffic and the location just off of Interstate 35.
The California-based company did not receive any incentives from the City of Kyle.
Read the full report from the Austin Business Journal online here.
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