Atlantic Coffee Solutions Set to Close Its Doors in Houston's East End
Style Magazine Newswire | 4/27/2018, 10:41 a.m.
From the Metro Rail to townhouses and new businesses, the East End has experienced a lot of growth but one thing that didn't seem to change over the decades was the aroma of roasting coffee coming from the iconic plant on Harrisburg. Now, it seems all good things do come to an end. This past Friday, all 279 employees were called to a meeting where they were told the plant would be closing this summer. A statement from Atlantic Coffee Solutions reads in part: "The facility has enjoyed a long history in the East End of Houston...however, the coffee industry has changed dramatically in recent years and low cost products from other countries have created substantial economic challenges for the company." The 1-million-square-foot plant was previously home to Maxwell House Coffee, which was owned by General Foods and later Kraft Foods. Maxwell House moved into the building at 3900 Harrisburg in 1946. Atlantic Coffee Solutions is one of the largest coffee manufacturing plants in the world.