Food Industry

Inside Gilda Industries' Cuban Cracker Factory in Hialeah

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Karli Evans
Crackers were part of life in Cuba almost from the moment on October 28, 1492, that Columbus’ sea-weary sailors docked in today’s province of Holguín, not far from where the Gilda Industries plant was built four and a half centuries later. Today Gilda Industries ships nearly 70 kinds of product, mostly crackers, to locations up and down the East Coast. Each week, the Hialeah factory sends out about ten shipping containers of crackers, more than double the number it did three years ago.