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July 11, 2017

Ruiz Foods announces $79M investment, 705 new jobs coming to Florence County

Ruiz Foods, a producer of frozen food and snack products, is expanding its Florence County operations.

Tuesday morning, the company announced the $79 million investment is expected to create 705 new jobs over the next several years.

In a press release, Ruiz Foods announced it will be adding another production line to its South Carolina manufacturing facility immediately and also mentioned there are plans in the works to add additional lines in the next seven years.

Governor Henry McMaster was present at the press conference Tuesday.
“Ruiz Food Products has been a tremendous partner of South Carolina’s, and the company’s decision to expand and create more than 700 new jobs is another example of the state’s competitive business environment which continues to bring new industry and jobs for our people. I congratulate Ruiz Foods on their latest expansion, and wish them continued success,” Gov. Henry McMaster said in a press release.

El Monterey is the flagship frozen Mexican food brand for Ruiz Foods and the top-selling brand of frozen Mexican food in the United States.

Tornados, also distributed nationally, is the company’s snack brand and a leader on convenience store roller grills.

Ruiz Foods produces these items in California, South Carolina and Texas, employing nearly 3,600 people nationwide.

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