Last updated on October 20th, 2014 at 10:36 am
Goya Foods, America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, has opened a state-of-the-art distribution center in Georgia to help it expand its business in the Southeast.
Located at 4005 Haworth Parkway in McDonough, the facility hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours Sept. 17.
“We are so happy and excited to open the doors of our new distribution center and mark this important milestone in our company’s history,” said Frank Unanue, president of Goya Foods of Florida. “This new facility allows us to reach sectors of the Southeast region which will help Goya reach a larger base of consumers and provide a greater variety of Goya products.”
The new Goya Foods facility is expected to spur economic growth and job creation for the region. The custom-designed, energy-efficient facility becomes the company’s main distribution center for the entire state of Georgia, along with parts of South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. The facility spans more than 150,000 s.f., and space allows for future expansion of an additional 50,000 s.f.
In conjunction with the inauguration of the center, Goya Foods says it will present a food donation to St. Vincent de Paul as part of an ongoing commitment to the communities it serves.
Those attending the ribbon cutting ceremony received an exclusive tour of the distribution center and enjoyed a Goya-inspired lunch.
Founded in 1936, Goya Foods has established itself as a leader in Latin American food and condiments. Goya manufactures, packages and distributes more than 2,000 food products from the Caribbean, Mexico and Central and South America.
Find more photos from the grand opening event here.