PINE BLUFFS, Ark. (AP) — A California-based company plans to establish a gluten-free rice flour plant in Arkansas.

The Pine Bluff Commercial ( ) reports that Western Foods officials announced Wednesday that the company plans to move into a vacant building in the Jefferson Industrial Park in Pine Bluffs.

The Economic Development Corp. of Jefferson County has approved a more than $280,000 incentive package for the company.

Western Foods CFO Shan Staka says the company plans to improve the infrastructure in the building before installing equipment. He says he expects the company to begin shipping product from the facility next year.

Tom Andringa is the company's vice president of sales and business development. He says the facility will be the company's second mill in the city.


Information from: Pine Bluff Commercial,