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Dion’s Commissary plans move to larger facility

Shelves of Dion’s trademark Ranch dressing at the company’s Commissary facility. The company plans to move the Comissary operation to the former iT’Z building at 4595 San Mateo NE next year. (Courtesy of Dion’s)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The operation responsible for making classic Dion’s salad dressings and pizza ingredients will soon be getting a new home.

Dion’s Commissary is set to relocate to the former iT’Z building at 4595 San Mateo NE in 2022 from its current 39,000-square-foot location off of San Mateo near Cliff’s Amusement Park, according to Dion’s spokeswoman Audrey Johnson.

The move follows the conversion of the 53,300-square-foot iT’Z building from an entertainment center to an industrial warehouse space. The conversion began last year and was overseen by Goodman Realty Group.

“The larger facility will allow the company to grow and continue our promise of providing customers with great food, a comfortable place to relax, and ease in a busy day,” Mark Herman, Dion’s CEO, said in a news release announcing the facility.

Johnson said the facility will eventually have 150 employees.

While the new facility is going to initially be used solely for manufacturing purposes, she said there are plans to eventually turn the facility into a Dion’s campus, complete with administrative and maintenance operations along with a Dion’s restaurant.

Johnson said the restaurant is slated to open in 2023 with the administrative offices moving into the building in 2024.

Dion’s home office is currently located at 8525 Jefferson NE.

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