Ruiz Foods to Invest $79M in Plant Expansion, Add 700 Jobs

July 10, 2017

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Ruiz Foods to Invest $79M in Plant Expansion, Add 700 Jobs
The Ruiz Foods plant in Florence, SC. Image courtesy of Google Maps

Dinuba, CA-based producer of frozen Mexican food products Ruiz Foods plans to invest $79 million to expand its Florence, SC manufacturing plant, numerous local news media organizations reported Monday.

More than 700 jobs will be created as a result of the project. The company acquired the former H.J. Heinz plant in Florence in 2014 and opened it for operations in early 2016 after a renovation, a Florence Morning News article said.

No details were available on what the expansion project involves or when construction will start.

The company plans to give an official announcement on its plans for the expansion on Tuesday, various media outlets reported, with its chairman, Kim Ruiz Beck, and president and chief executive officer, Rachel P. Cullen, slated to attend, along with a number of local and state officials.

Ruiz Foods was founded in 1964 in California and now is the number one brand of frozen Mexican food in the United States.

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