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R. W. Garcia Plans Warehouse Expansion

Lincolnton, NC-Lincoln Economic Development Association requested approval of an Economic Incentive Grant for an existing industry at the Monday, July 16th, 2012, Lincoln County Commissioners meeting. The request was presented on behalf of R. W. Garcia Co, Inc., a major manufacturer of over 125 varieties of organic and, all natural corn-based snack foods. Garcia is seeking to expand its plant in the Lincoln County Industrial Park to allow for additional warehouse space and support a significant increased demand in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Bob Garcia, President of R. W. Garcia said upon approval of the incentives, “Lincoln County is a very business friendly place for RW Garcia, Inc. Since opening our Lincolnton plant in 2004, RW Garcia, Inc has enjoyed tremendous support from Lincoln County – the community and business leaders, our employees and our neighbors – all have been welcoming, helpful and supportive of our efforts to expand our business and our contribution to the local economy. This latest expansion reaffirms our commitment to Lincoln County and RW Garcia, Inc.’s appreciation for that support. We look forward to many more years working together. ”

“We congratulate R W Garcia, Inc and their employees on their success and welcome the fact that they have chosen Lincoln County for this expansion of their business. We appreciate their contribution to Lincoln County which is made possible by their business success and look forward to their continued growth and prosperity. As in the past, I am sure that they will continue to find Lincoln County a very business friendly partner,” said Tom Anderson, Chair, Lincoln Economic Development Association.

Based out of San Jose, California, the companies’ only east coast facility was opened in Lincolnton in 2004. The planned expansion of 30,000 square feet of warehouse space will be added to the existing 60,000 square foot manufacturing facility. Once the expansion is complete, R. W. Garcia expects to hire an additional 15 to 20 people. Although contracting is still underway, R. W. Garcia Co. intends to hire local contractors to complete the expansion by December 2012.