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Juanita’s Foods / HQ: Wilmington, Calif. / Products: Mexican food / Juanita’s Foods: “Now a third-generation, family run business, an ongoing commitment to innovation, authenticity and quality has allowed Juanita’s Foods to become a leader in the Mexican food category.” juanita’s foods produces chicken and pork pozole, mexican-style hominy, and a variety of sauces and soups. Muy Buena Comida the popularity of mexican food spurred the success of juanita’ s foods. the company is known for its menudo. Juanita’s Foods was founded in 1946 and began its legacy by making menudo, a popular Mexican stew, it says. The company today is the world’s largest manufacturer of prepared canned menudo, and it also produces chicken and pork pozole, meatball soup, Mexican-style hominy, hot and mild sauces, traditional beef and vegetable and chicken and vegetable soups, beef chile Colorado and pork chile verde stews. “Now a third-generation, family business, an ongoing commitment to innovation, authenticity and quality has allowed Juanita’s to be a leader in the Mexican food category,” it says. 28 SPRING 2010 Refrigerated entrees – which it describes as restaurant-quality – are some of the newest products the company offers, Juanita’s Foods says. Some of those entrees include carnitas, chile verde, barbacoa, chicken chile verde and chicken Veracruz. It also began offering nacho cheese sauce. “Prepared with real cheese and jalapeño puree, Juanita’s nacho cheese sauce is delicious on tortilla chips for nachos and as a topping wherever melted cheese is called for,” it says. Chile Colorado is another new product the company is offering, it adds, and is similar to chile con carne. It’s chile verde and beef in red chile sauce and is made with tender chunks of beef that are simmered in a sauce made with dried pasilla and guajillo chiles, jalapeños, tomatoes and garlic. It can be added to rice, beans or tortillas. Chile verde is similar to chile Colorado, expect it’s made with pork, the company adds. Cocido de res, which is beef and vegetable soup, is made with tender chunks of beef, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, corn and authentic spices. It is one of the “traditional mainstays” of Mexican cooking, and Juanita’s offered the first canned cocido de res ever in the market, it adds. Family Legacy George De La Torre Sr. and his nephew Albert Guerrero founded Juanita’s Foods. The company was originally called Harbor Canning Company, and it packed fish for sport fisherman along with making menudo.

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Manufacturing Today - Spring 2010
Global Strategies
Cost Concerns
Growth Opportunities
Continuous Improvement
Business Value
Juanita’s Foods
Les Plats du Chef
Gardner Denver
Smeal Fire Apparatus Co.
Club Car Inc.
Parkson Corp.
MKS Instruments Inc.
Amity Technology
Co-Operative Industries
Corbi Plastics
Elyria/Hodge Foundries Co.
Inteplast Group Ltd.
Willbanks Metals
Zotos International Inc.
Akron Foundry Co.
Alo North America
Bosal International
First American Plastic Molding Enterprise
MAC Equipment
Mayville Engineering Co. Inc.
Kurtz Bros. Inc.
Aesco Electronics
Code 3 Inc.
Columbia Marking Tools
Euro-Rite Cabinets
Fampec Technology LLC
Faubion Associates Inc.
Ginsey Industries Inc.
Imagineering Finishing Technologies
Imperial Woodworks Inc.
Innovative Lighting
Liburdi Dimetrics
MTC Transformers
Plastiques GPR
S.A. Robotics
Sunrise Windows
Positran Manufacturing Inc.
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Manufacturing Today - Spring 2010