Texamerican Food Blending Inc., located at 2360 East Grand Avenue in Hot Springs, Arkansas recently merged with Texamerican Food Marketing of Dallas, Texas and has relocated their corporate offices to Hot Springs, adding jobs to the current operations for a total of 34 employees.
“For the employees at the Hot Springs plant, it is a goal achieved that the executive management has such trust and confidence in the group here to make such a move happen, said Richard Foster, Vice President of Texamerican. We believe that this decision was made due to the unique skill sets and culture we have developed here. It is truly a new day for us and we are excited by the additional prospects this move brings to our company.”
A privately held corporation founded in 1985, Texamerican began with blending, breadings and batters and has grown to include spices, seasonings, and a variety of bakery mixes, and rice blends. In 2007, Texamerican acquired the Blending Plant in Hot Springs and expanded the operation in 2012 by adding a seasoning plant.
Texamerican is a Certified Safe Quality Food (SQF) company with an excellent rating, and has also obtained the Gluten Free facility certification. These certifications allow the company to accommodate the growing demand of many channels of distribution, including: institutions, food service companies, food processors, wholesale clubs and supermarket chains.
Jim Fram, President/CEO of the Hot Springs Metro Partnership, stated that “It is important to have companies like Texamerican to help our local economy thrive. These type of companies provide primary jobs that create products and services that are shipped out of our geographic area, and import wealth into our community.”
The Metro Partnership is the region’s primary public/private economic development organization which supports companies like Texamerican to help facilitate future growth as a result of similar mergers and new job creation.