Frito-Lay to expand snack manufacturing capacity in Rosenberg


Frito-Lay, PepsiCo snack manufacturer, have announced a $200 million investment with Fort Bend County in Rosenberg, Texas to add two manufacturing lines for Funyuns and tortilla chips. This will increase capacity and enhance capability and future growth. 

The project is expected to be completed by 2023, providing 160 new full-time jobs. The Frito-Lay Rosenberg facility currently employs more than 750 full-time plant and fleet associates and produces more than 117 million pounds of snacks per year. 

“We’ve called Rosenberg home for nearly 40 years. Throughout that time, the support of Fort Bend County has helped us invest in the right areas so that we can continue to grow and provide jobs to the community,” PepsiCo Foods North America senior vice president of supply chain Laura Maxwell said. 

“The Rosenberg site has the largest footprint of any Frito-Lay facility in Texas, producing snacks for Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas and Georgia and several other parts of the country when we hit times of peak demand. We thank Fort Bend County for bringing investments like this to life.” 

This is the second investment Frito-Lay has made since 2019 to the Rosenberg site, when the company announced a $138M investment to add a new Cheetos line, new seasoning and packaging equipment and a warehouse expansion. This will be complete by the end of 2021. 

“Frito-Lay has been a long-time partner in Fort Bend County, coming to Rosenberg in 1982 with about 100 employees,” Fort Bend County Commissioner’s Office junior commissioner Vincent Morales said. 

“They have expanded in Rosenberg over the years, choosing to grow their footprint in our community and now have more than 700 employees – and that number will go up with this latest expansion. 

They are active corporate citizens, and one of our larger employers. We are proud of our partnership with Frito-Lay and thank them for their investment in Fort Bend,” he said. 

In Frito-Lay’s continued commitment to communities where its associates live and work, the company has programs to give back in the Houston area including its Building the Future Together initiative, in partnership with Feed the Children. The program provided donations to five Houston-area high schools during the 2020-2021 school year, supplying 33,000 meals and providing monthly deliveries of other items. These included school supplies, snacks, books, hand sanitiser and personal care items. 

Additionally, The PepsiCo Foundation program to support Black and Hispanic aspiring and graduating community college students has partnered locally with Houston Community College, providing more than 200 scholarships over the next two years. 

For more information, visit the Frito-Lay website. 

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