“With Phase II we will continue to meet the growing demand in key market segments.” said Rachel Cullen, president & CEO, Ruiz Foods. “We are also pleased to announce that with Phase II Ruiz Foods – Denison hopes to add up to 150 to 175 new jobs over the next several years.”
The company announced its initial expansion into Denison, Texas, in May 2005. A complete renovation of the facility began immediately. By January 2006, the company scheduled its first shipment of El Monterey Family Pack Burritos.
“Texas and the City of Denison are blessed to be the home of Ruiz Foods’ fastest growing plant. They are a superior corporate citizen and provide not only a highly sought-after product but excellent job opportunities for our region,” said Mayor Jared Johnson, Denison, Texas. “Ruiz Foods will now become the largest investor and employer in Denison’s manufacturing history. Congratulations to the Ruiz family and their management team for building and expanding their world class company in Denison.”
Earlier this month, Ruiz Foods announced an East Coast expansion through the purchase of an existing facility in Florence, South Carolina. The company is also expanding its corporate headquarters located in Dinuba -- the heart of California’s Central San Joaquin Valley.