(KRON) — After 47 years in the North Bay, La Tortilla Factory can be relocating its Santa Rosa location to Kansas, its mother or father firm confirmed to KRON 4 Wednesday. The transfer can be efficient March 31.
According to Flagship Food Group, the enterprise explored a number of choices to preserve its enterprise in the Bay Area. However, following “painstaking consideration,” the corporate mentioned it will likely be consolidating its manufacturing services to leverage its current operations in Moundridge, Kansas, together with different California areas.
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“Relocating will safeguard LTF’s ability to make the best tortillas at fair prices while expanding its capacity to reach new customers and serve our existing customers,” the corporate mentioned in an announcement. “We will continue to create jobs in California through strategic manufacturing operations and our broad distribution and sales offices located in both Northern and Southern California.”
The firm additionally cited lack of possession of the Santa Rosa facility as an element behind the transfer, together with “prohibitive land acquisition costs in the area.”
“This dynamic is not in play at our facility in Moundridge where the company owns sufficient land,” Flagship Food Group mentioned.
There are 135 staff on the Santa Rosa plant. Positions that may work remotely can be retained. Workers who’re let go on account of the transfer have been provided a severance package deal based mostly on their size of service, the corporate mentioned. Flagship Food Group mentioned it would provide job search help with different native corporations.
“We are extremely grateful for all the people who have contributed to our manufacturing operations in Santa Rosa over the decades and made La Tortilla Factory the company it is today,” the corporate mentioned.