• From left: Brian Dick, Corporate SVP and President, Global Liquid Products and GSF Fresh! Produce; Dan McClendon, Mayor Pro Tem; Ed Savard, Group VP Food Safety, Compliance and Engineering, GSF; US Congressman, Roger Williams; Mark Wetterau, Chairman and CEO, GSF; Johnson County Judge, Honorable Roger Harmon; Kevin Casto, SVP, Manufacturing, Liquid Products North America, GSF; John Maguire, Corporate VP and President of Liquid Products, North America, GSF; Skip Munn, Group Vice President, Engineering, International Liquid Products and GSF Fresh! Produce; Ed Rodriguez, Chief Human Resources Officer, GSF. Courtesy Photo

Golden State Foods breaks ground at HighPoint

Executives of Golden State Foods along with state, county and city officials broke ground on its 200,000 square foot facility at HighPoint Business Park today.

 “The quality of HighPoint Business Park’s tenants have put Burleson on the map,” said Burleson’s Mayor, pro tem Dan McClendon, during the groundbreaking ceremony. “Now, Golden State Foods, who services more than 125,000 restaurants and stores on five continents from its 50 locations, has put us on the globe.”

 “You made a great decision – a good business decision and a great personal decision by coming to Texas,” U.S. stated Congressman Roger Williams. “And Burleson, in particular.”

 The Burleson location will serve as a new manufacturing and distribution facility for Golden State Foods Corporation’s Liquid Products Division. Golden State Foods is one of the largest diversified suppliers to the quick service restaurant and retail industries.

 “We made a choice to come to Burleson,” said Mark Wetterau, Golden State Foods chairman and CEO. “And we feel very confident that we came to the right place. We appreciate all the cooperation, support and guidance that you have given all of us. It has been absolutely fantastic.”

 “We are so proud to be able to come into Burleson,” said Wetterau. “And we will do our part. The motto is what we take out we will put twice back in. We are going to work hard to be part of this community, and we are proud to be a part of it.”

 Golden State Foods will bring 150 new jobs to Burleson. The entire project, which will involve new construction and state-of-the-art design and build out, is projected to exceed $70 million. The project will hopefully be opening its doors in the third quarter of 2019.
A picture of the event is on Page 16.

Burleson Star

327 N.W. Renfro St.
PO Box 909
Burleson, TX 76028-0909

Phone: 817-295-0486
FAX: 817-295-5278

 

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