Pegasus Foods, a major manufacturer of frozen foods for restaurants and supermarkets is expected to build a new facility in Rockwall, Texas.
The Los Angeles, California based company will build an 80,000 square foot manufacturing facility, at a cost of $10 million. The plant is expected to create 325 new jobs for the area.
“Once again, a California company has decided there is no better place to grow and operate a business than the Lone Star State,” said Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
Pegasus foods is one of many companies moving or building new operations in Texas, along with Toyota, Liberty Mutual, Kubota, JP Morgan Chase, State Farm, Farmer Brothers and Raytheon. The Pegasus announcement comes less than a week after officials with San Francisco-based drug and medical products giant McKesson Corp. confirmed it would bring 975 jobs to Irving, Texas.
Pegasus Foods Principal Jim Zaferi, who spoke at the news conference, praised Abbott and Rockwall Economic Development officials for fostering a business-friendly environment.
“It’s so refreshing for us to come here and work with government in a positive way,” Zaferi said.
The company started in in 1998. It produces frozen foods and other products and lists among its customers Trader Joe’s, Chili’s, Panda Express, Cinnabon and Walmart.
“We manufacture food,” Zaferi said. “We make food for restaurants and for supermarkets, and our product is hitting all 50 states.”