DENISON - Ruiz Food Products Inc. announced a 50,000-sf expansion of its Denison manufacturing and distribution facility. The building will be completed by February 2014 with production beginning by late spring.
The Ruiz Foods plant opened several years ago and was the biggest manufacturing investment in Denison in decades. It's grown to a payroll of $20 million.
Ruiz will add 100 to 150 more jobs in the next three years. The makers of frozen burritos, tamales and taquitos say business has been good.
In 2005, Ruiz Foods moved into a plant where Pillsbury had made chilled dough products. They were set to hire 400 employees, but now have 700.
The addition will be made to the west side of the building along the back. The city, county and college are chipping in, taking about half off the company's tax bills on the new property and equipment for the first five years.
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