Ruiz Foods announces 150 new jobs for Denison

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DENISON, TX -- If you want a frozen chimichanga, you're gonna have to wait about two minutes.

But if you wait a few months, the company that makes them will be serving up more than 100 new jobs.

Ruiz foods announced Wednesday that they're adding 50,000 square feet to it's manufacturing and distribution facility.

"Denison provides a great workforce, from the stand point of dedicated, smart, hardworking people. We've been very pleased," said Rachel Cullen, president & CEO.

Cullen said the expansion is a $30 million investment and will bring in around 150 new jobs over the next three years.

"Our business is growing - it demands. We're a little constrained on space, we're a little tight. So we needed more room," she said.

Mayor Jared Johnson said he's glad Ruiz found the extra space in Denison.

"The economy is growing - so is Denison. And those jobs and those manufacturing and white collar jobs, both, are coming into town and continuing to grow their business," he said.

On Wednesday the city approved a five year 50 percent tax abatement for both the company's property - valued at $10 million - and business equipment. - valued at $15 million.

"Denison's moving forward and we have a great team making that happen," Johnson said.

Ruiz plans to start hiring in January. They'll go through Workforce Solution Texoma for applicants.

Construction is expected to wrap up around the first of the year. Ruiz expects product to roll off the new lines next Spring.

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