Sysco Announces Expansion and Renovation of Three Facilities
HOUSTON, TX - Major changes are underfoot for those over at Sysco Foods. The foodservice extraordinaire recently announced a $36 million expansion plan to expand its campus and hire 58 new employees in Des Plaines, Illinois. In addition, the company also unveiled a newly rennovated facility in Orlando, Florida.
According to Journal & Topics, Sysco may potentially expand its Des Plaines campus, which includes two properties at 250 Wieboldt Drive and 501 S. Wolf Road. Overall, the construction value of the project is nearly $21 million and the total project value is over $36 million.
While those expansion plans are underway, Sysco recently opened its newly renovated Florida facility today at 2200 Consulate Drive in Orlando for its customized distribution subsidiary, SYGMA.
“For more than 20 years, SYGMA has been a trusted business partner to chain restaurants in the state of Florida,” said Bruce Harman, SYGMA Florida Vice President and General Manager. “SYGMA’s renovated facility provides additional capacity to serve this important, growing market and will allow us to continue to provide the same great products and services that our customers expect from us.”
According to the press release, the new SYGMA facility covers 227,000 square feet with approximately 60,000 square feet of additional space to help meet the demands of the growing local market as well as new energy-efficient features. The newly renovated, state-of-the-art facility also includes several sustainability features including new freezers and coolers, LED lighting, and dock doors with durable seals. These warehouse updates have contributed to a 25 percent reduction in energy use compared to SYGMA’s previous, smaller facility.
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