Sysco Celebrates its FreshPoint Central Florida Facility Expansion
ORLAND, FL - Sysco is expanding its fresh produce operations after revealing plans to double its FreshPoint Central Florida Facility in Orlando by adding 75,000 square feet to the original 76,000 square feet. To celebrate the coming expansion, Sysco announced it will be hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for government officials, associates, and other members of the community on May 23.
“FreshPoint is excited about the growth of our Central Florida business and the expansion of our facility in Orlando,” said Robert Gordon, FreshPoint’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are proud members of our communities and are excited by the opportunities our facility expansion will bring to expand our presence. We look forward to continuing to build relationships with our local partners and serving our customers with the increased capabilities our expanded facility will offer.”
FreshPoint, Sysco’s specialty produce company, will be receiving an 18,000-square-foot FreshCuts processing and production room for fresh cut produce as part of the expansion. With the new FreshCuts system, waste like cores, seeds, and skins will be ground up for composting as a way to save fuel and energy. Sysco will also be adding LED lighting and battery charging stations with Rapid-Charge technology to further sustainability efforts.
The expansion project is scheduled to take approximately one year and will provide 250 construction and support jobs during this period, according to a press release.
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