Why Houston? And what’s the hurry? Speed seems to be the defining characteristic of both the city and the companies who are expanding there.
“I would urge other manufacturers to come to Houston, to take advantage of the available workforce, strong investment climate and lack of state taxes,” said Bob Unanue, CEO of Goya Foods Inc.. “Soon prices of resources will start climbing. “
Goya, which has been in Houston for the past seven years, is taking its own advice and last month opened a new 350,000 square foot facility where speed is at the heart of the new operation. The expansion, which creates the company’s most technologically advanced facility, will allow the company to double its production rate and produce 1,000 cans of beans per minute.
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