Nippon Flour Mills-owned pasta maker Pasta Montana has added a $6.5 million processing line at its 91,000 sq ft Great Falls site in Montana, USA.
The new line is said to achieve a 28% increase in pasta production capacity from 55 to 80 million pounds annually. It will enable the handling of 4,850 pounds of pasta per hour and can operate round the clock. The number of staff employed could also increase from its current 115.
Pasta Montana was bought by Nippon Flour Mills in 2000 as part of its globalization efforts.
Founded in 1997, the Pasta Montana’s stated goal is to create the world’s finest pasta using a blend of wheat, water and technology.
Source: Pasta Montana (via PR Newswire)