For Immediate Release
September 18, 2012
Gunler Foods, Inc. Breaks Ground on North American Headquarters in Texas Triangle Park
RESEARCH VALLEY, TX – Gunler Foods, Inc. officials broke ground today on their first U.S. based production facilities for bottling and labeling edible oil products as well as production of paper products. The company will initially build two facilities totaling over 110,000 sq. ft. with a capital investment projected at over $15 million on 25 acres at Texas Triangle Park in Brazos County, Texas. The strategic location to Gunler Food, Inc.’s North and Latin American markets combined with significant rail capacity were important factors in their decision to locate their signature project at Texas Triangle Park.
Erick Garcia, President of Gunler Foods, Inc., said, “We are excited to get started on building our new plants in the Texas Triangle Park. After a lengthy analysis of several options, Gunler choose to come to Brazos County, Texas due to the benefits offered by the location and infrastructure of the site. The responsiveness, enthusiasm and professionalism of Brazos County, the City of Bryan and Research Valley Partnership representatives have been outstanding. We look forward to becoming part of this wonderful community.”
In addition, Gunler Foods, Inc. projects that after thirty-six months of full operations it will employ 200 workers generating a payroll of $6.5 million for their combined operations.
“We are very pleased to welcome Gunler Foods as the first company to locate in Texas Triangle Park and value the jobs they are bringing to the Research Valley,” Todd E. McDaniel, President & CEO of The Research Valley Partnership, said. “Their decision continues to validate the unique advantages of Texas Triangle Park’s connectivity to major consumer markets in Texas and Mexico through access due to our unique geographic position and strong transportation network. We are honored that Gunler will make their home here and are committed to their future success.”
The Mexican-based company is a preferred supplier to Walmart International and producer of packaged food, nutritional supplements, edible oils, sauces and related products. Company brands include Nature Nutrition, G Source, Baumer Foods: Crystal, and Applied Nutrition for Children®.
ABOUT GUNLER, INC.
Gunler, Inc is a Mexican-based company that is a preferred supplier to Walmart International and a producer of packaged food, nutritional supplements, edible oils, sauces and related products. For more information, please visit www.gunler.com.mx.
ABOUT THE RESEARCH VALLEY PARTNERSHIP
The Research Valley Partnership serves as the catalyst for economic development in the region, connecting community, university and industry, and building upon the foundation of Texas A&M’s global expertise in engineering, energy and biosciences. The Research Valley Partnership helps grow, expand, and attract business to the Research Valley through planning, services, and support. For more information, please visit www.researchvalley.org.
Director of Development