SK Food Group Inc. Plans Tolleson, Arizona, Manufacturing Complex
“We are very excited to be locating our next facility in the greater Phoenix area,” Stated SK Food Group President/CEO Steve Sposari. “The emerging consumer and industry trends driving our growth are significant, and this new facility will help us to continue with our steady growth.”
“The logistics infrastructure and access to available labor made the decision relatively easy for our management team to invest in the area. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with the greater Phoenix area while at the same time becoming a model corporate citizen,” he added.
“SK Food Group is the latest in a string of manufacturing wins for Arizona,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “I had the pleasure of meeting with SK Food Group’s leadership during a CEO Forum earlier this year and discussing the unique benefits Arizona offers to manufacturers, including infrastructure and affordable operating costs. I’m thrilled to officially welcome them and I am confident they’ll find success in Arizona.”
“Under Governor Ducey’s leadership and through our partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, the mission of the Arizona Zanjeros is to help bring companies like SK Food Group to our state,” said Michael Bidwill, Arizona Cardinals President and Zanjeros Co-chair. “Choosing the next location to grow a business is a major decision. The CEO Forum Programs are a helpful tool for executives during that decision-making process, and the announcement that SK Food Group has chosen to locate in Arizona emphasizes that.”
The company chose to locate in Tolleson due to availability of a shovel ready site that will contain a build to suit facility. The City of Phoenix will partner with Tolleson to help provide talent recruitment assistance, local economic development officials said.
“The new SK Food Group facility will create hundreds of manufacturing jobs in Arizona as well as make a significant capital investment in our community,” said Sandra Watson, Arizona Commerce Authority President/CEO.
“Several other Southwestern states were under consideration for this project, however Arizona’s advantages for business plus our collaborative, proactive effort to bring SK Food Group to our state won out.”
“SK Food Group joins a robust cluster of manufacturers who have recognized the benefits of doing business in Greater Phoenix,” said Chris Camacho, President/CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “The region’s pro-business climate offers the infrastructure necessary to support SK Food Group’s manufacturing operations, including access to their customer base and the availability of a large, talented workforce from which to hire.”
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