We outgrew our current 22,000-square-feet of production and office space; expanding the size and capacity of our facilities just made sense
Rancho Cucamonga, CA (Vocus) November 29, 2010
Universal Food Co., makers of Golden Island jerky, has expanded its footprint and leased 8,000-square-feet of office space. The manufacturer also plans to expand its workforce and hire 10-15 more employees.
“We outgrew our current 22,000-square-feet of production and office space; expanding the size and capacity of our facilities just made sense,” Universal Food Co. President Anna Kan said. “Our uniquely flavored jerky has fueled our recent triple digit sales growth.”
The added space is located next to Universal’s current operations in Rancho Cucamonga. The company will be investing over $500,000 in new renovations and equipment to keep up with projected growth.
“Moving our administrative staff from our current facility into this new space gives us extra capacity to manufacture our products,” Kan added. “We’re really excited about ramping up production.”
Universal Food also anticipates hiring 10-15 additional employees in the next few months so it can meet increasing demand for its Asian flavored snacks and jerky. So far this year, Universal Food has hired 20 more employees.
“We’re really on a growth spurt,” Kan continued. “Our unique jerky flavors – which include Chile Lime, Honey Chipotle, Grilled BBQ Pork and more – have captured the attention of foodies across the nation.
Universal Food’s Golden Island brand of jerky can be found on Costco, Central Markets, and various local Asian store shelves from west to east coast. The manufacturer also recently opened an online store at http://www.goldenislandgourmet.com.
About Universal Food
Headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Universal Food Co. manufactures specialty meat snacks under the Golden Island Brand. Known for innovative flavors and profiles, Golden Island products can be found at select Costco locations and other retail chains nationwide. For more information visit http://www.goldenislandgourmet.com.