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Goya Foods Plans $250 Million Investment To Expand Facilities In Texas, New Jersey, Georgia And California

Area Development Online News Desk (03/27/2014)
Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States, is investing $250 million to open four new state-of-the-art manufacturing, production and distribution facilities in Texas, Georgia, California and New Jersey, as part of a global expansion designed to support consumer demands of its healthy product lines.

According to the firm, its new 350,000 square foot Houston, Texas, facility, which sits on a 130-acre farm, will serve as the prime hub for the manufacturing and distribution of Goya's healthy bean lines. It will produce 1,000 cans of beans per minute serving consumers west of Mississippi. Its Texas facility is a strategic location, providing key access to skilled workforce, affordability, a favorable business climate and railroad transportation. The facility also acts as a launching pad for global export from Houston's port and the Panama Canal.

The environmentally sustainable center is also equipped with an advanced water treatment plant that will recycle and purify water used for the soaking and transporting of beans and other products, crop irrigation and replenishment of local streams.

At its other regional sites, a 250,000 square foot facility in Los Angeles will serve all of the West coast, while its 151,000 square foot facility in Atlanta will serve all of Georgia and the surrounding areas.

In addition, Goya's new 900,000 square foot Northeast headquarters in New Jersey, scheduled to open this fall, will be the company’s largest expansion in its history. The new site in Jersey City will feature office space and a warehouse totaling 638,000 square feet on 40 acres of undeveloped land. The fully renovated 240,000 square foot facility in Secaucus will be armed with a new rice packaging line to produce 600 bags of Goya rice mixes per minute, six times faster than its current production.

"With the growing Hispanic population and the need for good nutrition, it's an opportune time for Goya to expand," says Bob Unanue, President of Goya Foods. "For more than 78 years, Goya has not only positioned itself as a leader in the Latin American food industry and a trusted American brand, but as an iconic symbol of the Hispanic culture. Our commitment to excellence is the cornerstone of providing our consumers with products that offer 'good taste, good for you and good value,' all key elements that resonate with our popular tagline that our grandfather created, 'If It's Goya, It Has To Be Good'."

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