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Phase II Expansion At Ruiz Foods Texas Manufacturing Plant Under Way

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Ruiz Food Products today announced the Phase II Expansion of its Denison, Texas, manufacturing facility. One year ago—on June 19, 2013—Ruiz Foods announced a building expansion that included the installation of equipment for Phase I.

“With Phase II we will continue to meet the growing demand in key market segments,” said Ruiz Foods President and CEO Rachel Cullen. “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.”

Ruiz Foods is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. Fred Ruiz and his father, Louis, co-founded Ruiz Foods in 1964 selling enchiladas, burritos and tamales to local “mom and pop” grocery stores in the small rural community of Tulare in Central California.

“The recipes were based on the family favorites made by my Grandma Rosie,” said Kim Ruiz Beck, company chairman and third generation Ruiz family member. “Today, we include all these family favorites as part of our flagship El Monterey brand. My grandpa Louis and grandma Rosie would be very proud.”

Ruiz Foods manufactures El Monterey products, the No. 1 selling brand of frozen Mexican food in the U.S. The company also manufactures Tornados, a snack leader on the convenience store roller grill.

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,” said Denison Mayor Jared Johnson. “They are a superior corporate citizen and provide not only a highly sought-after product but excellent job opportunities for our region. 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 in June, Ruiz Foods announced an East Coast expansion through the purchase of an existing facility in Florence, S.C. The company also is expanding its corporate headquarters located in Dinuba, Calif.

For more information, visit ElMonterey.com.

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