BROOKSHIRE, Texas – Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States, is adding a 324,000 SF expansion to its North American Processing Center in Brookshire, west of Houston.
The expansion project by KDW, the Houston-based design/build general contractor for global manufacturers, almost doubles Goya’s existing 380,000-SF facility at 30602 Goya Road, where the company produces more than 2,500 food products from the Caribbean, Mexico, Spain, Central and South America.
The new construction will add a production warehouse, distribution warehouse, production office and auxiliary buildings.
Goya offers consumers an entire line of low sodium, organic, diet and sugar free products.
“With the growing need for good nutrition, it’s an opportune time for Goya to expand,” says Bob Unanue, President of Goya Foods. “For more than 81 years, Goya has not only positioned itself as a leader in the Latin American food industry and a trusted American brand, but as an iconic symbol of the Hispanic culture.”
The current Brookshire facility, also built by KDW in 2014, was part of Goya’s $250 million investment for a global expansion to support consumer demands of Goya’s healthy product lines where ultra-modern processing equipment, hydrostatic bean-cooker and cannery operations are capable of producing more than 1,000 cans per minute.
The expanded facility, with an expected completion in 2018, will also feature a total of 29 new dock doors for domestic and international distribution.
Goya’s 130-acre campus includes several satellite buildings to house water pumps, boilers, processing, refrigeration equipment and hydrostatic cooking tower. It also features a technologically advanced test kitchen, quality control lab, dry bean room and a one-of-a kind, 17-foot tall guard shack in the shape of a Goya can of beans. Supporting on-site infrastructure includes a drainage system, waste water treatment plant and rail spur/rail dock.
Goya was founded in 1936.