Goya Foods has expanded its facility in Bolingbrook, Ill., to 300,000 sq. ft. with the addition of distribution space.
Goya, which bills itself as the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the U.S., donated 20,000 pounds of food to the Illinois Migrant Council and $20,000 to the Salt and Light Coalition to mark the expansion’s groundbreaking earlier this month.
The new facility will double the amount of Goya’s distribution in the Midwest, bringing an additional 10 states and emerging markets within its reach, the company says. It features “state-of-the-art technology and machinery,” according to a company release.
“Now, after a couple years of lockdowns, accelerating costs and inflation creating severe supply chain challenges around the globe, we are preparing for what is to come by expanding our facilities worldwide and procuring supplies and raw materials needed in order to reinforce our ongoing commitment to keep grocery stores stocked without interruption," CEO Bob Unanue said in the statement.