Taco Inc. has purchased a one-acre lot from Edward Imperatore of Imperatore Steel Erectors and Crane Service, to expand its manufacturing and corporate facility on Cranston Street in Cranston, R.I. Pictured are Ed Imperatore, Cranston Mayor Stephen Laffey and Taco President John Hazen White Jr.

The company plans to build a 64,900-sq.-ft. addition to the existing plant to serve as a warehouse for shipping and distributing its products. Taco will shift its inventory and some 20 employees from its present warehouse and distribution center on Wellington Ave. in Cranston to the Cranston Street facility, bringing all Cranston Taco employees under one roof for the first time. Taco plans to start construction in early 2006 and expects to have the facility in operation by August 2006.