Merger means more Tuscon jobs for Arizona Canning
The merger of companies based in Mexico and Minnesota ultimately means increased production and additional food industry jobs are coming to Tucson.
Mexico-based Conservas la Costena acquired Faribault Foods of Minneapolis and plans to merge the company with its Arizona Canning operation in Tucson. The Tucson plant currently employs around 135 workers, but the company expects the merger to result in increased production and new jobs added locally. Officials did not specify the number of additional positions in Tucson, but plan to increase hiring with the reorganization of production lines.
Foods produced in Arizona Canning’s Tucson facility are sold under the brand names Sun Vista, Kerns, Luck’s and Totis. Faribault Foods’ products include S&W canned beans, Kuner’s and KC Masterpiece baked beans.
The company has already hired or promoted about a dozen people to new positions in Tucson.