GERN Industries Limited (Canada) today announced the opening of their first American plant, near Houston, Texas. The new facility, the Burlinggame Works of GERN Industries Limited (Texas Division) will mine and mill GERN Brand Flux products for distribution throughout the Great Southwest. Texas Division President and CEO Byers B. Burlinggame, overseeing the final phases of the plant's construction, told reporters that the firm was also assembling a small fleet of company railcars to ensure timely delivery of the precious commodity to eager customers. He also hinted that the American market for GERN Brand products could easily support additional production facilities, as analysts predict that the Texas Division is expected to be running at full capacity within six months. This could open the door for further U.S. expansion through licensed production and/or distribution facilities. Charles "Cookie" Gibson, Founder and CEO of GERN Industries, and a living testimony, at the age of 126, to the powers of GERN Brand Medicinal Flux, attended ribbon cutting ceremonies at the new plant. Mr. Gibson, sporting a newly-acquired 10-gallon Stetson, welcomed Mr. Burlinggame into the company fold, and commended him for his part in the speedy completion of the new facility.