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Imo’s plant in Waterloo expanding capabilities

By on December 5, 2017 at 8:41 pm

Randy Whelan stands in front of the spiral conveyer located in the new addition of the Imo’s manufacturing facility south of Waterloo.

Residents know Imo’s has served pizza in Waterloo for many years, but Imo’s was in the community even before the locals could buy the “square beyond compare” east of the Mississippi.

The Imo’s manufacturing facility at 5901 State Route 3 in Waterloo was built in 1989. Since then, the location has been able to provide salad dressings, pizza shells, sauces, bread and every product in between to every one of its approximately 100 restaurants.

Now, Carl Imo, son of founders Marge and Ed Imo, said a $1.8 million expansion is underway. Imo said the project will increase the capacity for pizza shells.

“It’s for future growth,” he said. “We want to be able to supply the products before opening any new locations…>>>

Read the rest of the story in the November 29  issue of the Republic-Times.

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