Texas Lawmakers Tour Irwindale Sriracha Plant in Bid for Business to Move

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A delegation of Texas lawmakers and state officials toured the Sriracha hot sauce plant in Irwindale on Monday in another attempt to lure the beleaguered business from California.


File photo of Sriracha bottles filling a store shelf. (Credit: Memphis CVB/flickr via Creative Commons)

Texas state Rep. Jason Villalba, state Sen. Carlos Uresti, state Rep. Hubert Vo and a group of Texas officials toured the plant and had lunch with Huy Fong Foods Chief Executive David Tran.

The meeting came weeks after Tran, whose plant has been locked in a months-long battle with Irwindale over a spicy smell, invited all potential suitors to tour the plant.

Villalba, who can be seen sporting a Sriracha pocket square on his Twitter account, was one of the first to accept.

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