Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Foods of New Mexico gets more space.(Business Outlook)

Byline: Commercial Real Estate Diane Velasco Of the Journal

When his grandmother spoke, Larry Gutierrez listened. Today he credits her with teaching him the traditional New Mexico recipes that formed the basis of his company, Foods of New Mexico.

The food processing concern, started in 1987, will be consolidating three plants into one 50,000-square-foot plant at 3041 University SE. The building has been vacant since February 2002 when Toronto-based printing company Moore North America left Albuquerque.

The move more than doubles Foods of New Mexico's operating space, enabling Gutierrez to add equipment.

"We have pretty consistent quality now, but it will be even more consistent with the equipment, and we will gain efficiencies," Gutierrez said.

The new equipment will also help the company do made-to-order recipes for restaurant chains. …

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