Business Profile

Stanislaus County is a highly integrated economic engine that is driven by agriculture, food processing, packaging, advanced manufacturing, emerging technology and logistics industries. It is home to E&J Gallo Winery, Bronco Winery, Del Monte, Frito Lay, Foster Farms, ConAgra, Blue Diamond Growers, Hilmar Cheese, Seneca Foods, Pacific Southwest Container, Stanislaus Food Products, Boyd Corporation, Bell-Carter Packaging, Plastipak, Georgia Pacific, Evergreen Packaging and many others. They are well connected to the Northern California region through State Route 99 and I-5, and the two largest Class 1 Railroads in the country, the Union Pacific and BNSF.

Top Employers

Company Name Number of Employees
Alpha Inc.
Affinia Group
Blue Diamond Growers
Cal-Green Recycling
Central Valley Specialty Hospital
5.11 Tactical
Burchell Nursery
Blue Scope Steel, Butler Manufacturing
Bronco Wine Company
GreenEyes Manufacturing
Covenant Village of Turlock
Ball Metal Food Container

Top Real Estate Deals of 2018-19

  • Jatco – a plastic injection molding company moving to Modesto from Union City. 150 jobs. Moving into a 50,000 sf facility 
  • PJ’s Rebar- expanded to 75,000 sf manufacturing facility in Turlock. 
  • Denham Plastics- opened a 200,000-sf plastic manufacturing with recycled materials in Turlock. 
  • E&J Gallo Wines-Opened a 146,000sqft facility in Modesto. 600 Employees in marketing, creative services, finance and information technology have new offices. 
  • Valley Milk- New powdered milk 100,000 sf facility will employ 55 people and open late 2017. 
  • Oportun- 5,000 sf Software Dev. Company from the bay area opened a new office in Modesto. 25 new jobs. 
  • Dust Bowl Brewery- in Turlock added a new 30,000 square foot facility. 20 new employees.  Hilmar Cheese- $100 million powdered milk facility in Turlock. 100 jobs created. 
  • Restoration Hardware- Completed a 1.5 million square foot facility that employs 400. They serve northern and southern California including markets in Canada. 
  • Amazon- 1.2 million-square-foot Ecommerce Center located within the Keystone Business Park in western Stanislaus County. 3,000 jobs. 
  • US Cold Storage- US Cold Storage expanded in Turlock facility to 9.5 million cubic feet of cold storage. Long range expansion plans total 24 million sf of cold storage space. 
  • W.W. Grainger, Inc- W.W. Grainger built their 820,000 sf, LEED Gold distribution facility at the Keystone West Business Park in Patterson creating 150+ new jobs.