CANDO, N.D. (AP) _ The former Noodles by Leonardo plant in Cando (KAN'-doo) will start producing pasta again next week, about six months after shutting its doors.
The facility is now owned by Cando Pasta LLC, a partnership of two local businessmen and two other investors. The plant should have as many as 20 employees later this month and as many as 40 by next year.
One of the businessmen involved is Jim Gibbens, who is a former mayor of the northeastern North Dakota town and president of the Towner County Economic Development Commission. He says reopening the plant is a big deal for the community of about 1,100 people.
The Noodles by Leonardo plant closed last October, putting about 30 people out of work.