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Mexican Foods Processor Juanita’s Foods Selects North Las Vegas for New Plant

Sept. 13, 2023
Manufacturer of canned and frozen Mexican foods will relocate to Nevada from California, mayor says.

According to a release distributed by the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, Mexican foods manufacturer Juanita’s Foods has targeted North Las Vegas, Nev., for a new facility that will create 144 jobs in the region.

Juanita’s produces canned and frozen traditional Mexican foods such as menudo, hominy, sauces and stews. It will build a 300,000-square-foot food processing plant in North Las Vegas, after considering locations in central California, southern California and Phoenix as other potential locations.

The company was established 75 years ago and has been headquartered in Wilmington, Calif., and the mayor of North Las Vegas was excited that the company will “relocate” to the city, the release said.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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