November 20, 2017

South Windsor pasta maker launches 70,000-sq.-foot expansion

South Windsor pasta maker Carla's Pasta has broken ground on a 70,000-square-foot expansion at 50 Talbot Lane that will add up to 60 employees when complete.

The facility is the company's third expansion in 15 years and is scheduled to open next spring. The new building will bring the company's footprint to more than 150,000 square feet, with the potential for up to another 115,000 square feet of future expansion, said Carla's Pasta founder Carla Squatrito.

Carla's Pasta, which makes homemade pastas and Italian sauces, began as a small shop in Manchester in 1978 and today employs 309 people.

Features of the new building include automated storage, a new production line, a Doosan fuel cell (with two other new Doosan fuel cells to operate at the existing building), use of stainless steel throughout the building for sanitary purposes and thermal efficiency walls.

All major items of construction will be locally sourced, the owner said.

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