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Goya Texas Grand Opening

GOYA FOODS ANNOUNCES THE OFFICIAL GRAND OPENING AND RIBBON CUTTING OF ITS NEW HOUSTON PLANT AND DISTRIBUTION FACILITY

Goya positions Houston facility as its hub for expansion into the Southwest and Mexico

June 21, 2006 – Houston, TX.   Members of the Goya Foods Unanue family and other Goya executives joined members of Houston’s city council and community leaders today to mark a historic event for the company at the grand opening and official ribbon cutting of the new Houston plant and distribution facility. The new plant joins 13 other Goya plants in the U.S. and abroad. 

The new 138,000 square foot facility is located at 5750 Brittmoore Road in West Houston. The plant and distribution facility, will serve as the strategic distribution hub for Goya’s expanding operations throughout Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas. The center has a projected growth of an additional 134,000 square feet.

“This Houston plant will be very strategic to our continued growth; we plan to capitalize on our changing demographics and our proximity to the Port of Houston and Mexico to excel our growth, said Evelio Fernandez, General Manager and Vice President of Goya Foods of Texas.  “Our success is a team effort. The entire Goya Foods of Texas family and our quality products set us apart in our industry.”

The facility which features many of the newest industry technologies in regards to food packing, storage and distribution, will make the new Texas plant one of the most modern and efficient distribution plants in the company.

“Goya’s 70th anniversary has proven to be an exciting time for us, one marked by growth in our product lines, major improvements in production and our expansion throughout the U.S. market. At the core of these ambitious undertakings is Goya’s desire of being the brand of choice for authentic Latino cuisine and our family’s commitment to bringing high quality Latin American cuisine to our customers and consumers. After 70 years in this industry, we at La Gran Familia Goya expect no less,” said Bob Unanue, President of Goya Foods Inc.

In commemoration of the official Goya groundbreaking, Goya Foods is donating 5,000 pounds of food (serving 20 thousand meals) to the End Hunger Network Prepared Meals Program distributed by the Houston Food Bank.  

ABOUT GOYA: Founded in 1936, Goya Foods, Inc. is America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company.  Goya manufactures, packages and distributes more than 1,200 high-quality food products, including: canned and dry-packaged beans, rice and rice mixes; nectars; seasonings; and authentic Latin specialties.  Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world; their combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings and convenient preparation make them ideal for every taste and every table.  For more information on Goya Foods, please visit www.goya.com