SAN ANTONIO -- International food manufacturer Maruchan Inc.
is taking steps to open a major manufacturing, warehouse and shipment facility in southwest Bexar County.
The maker of instant ramen noodle soup products wants to construct a 500,000 square foot facility on approximately 60 acres at the Medio Creek Business Park near San Antonio.
"The Maruchan Inc. facility represents tremendous movement in our efforts to aggressively pursue economic development projects that will benefit the southwest region," says Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff. "With a capital investment of approximately $325 million, this project will have a positive and lasting impact on our county."
Bexar County, the City of San Antonio, and the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (SAEDF) are working to finalize incentive agreements with Maruchan.
The SAEDF says an estimated 500 jobs will be created as a part of the development.
"This is a very unique, high-impact economic development project." says SAEDF Chairman Henry Cisneros. "The huge investment, along with hundreds of new jobs, will have a tremendous impact on the local economy."
Maruchan hopes to begin construction by the fall and open in April of 2014. Hiring for the plant is expected to begin in late 2013.