Del Monte Fresh Gains State Incentives to Open New Delaware Distribution Center
CORAL GABLES, FL – Growth is ever in the works for the team over at Del Monte Fresh Produce. As the company looks to invest further in an expanded U.S. footprint, Del Monte Fresh will be opening a new distribution center in Glasgow, Delaware, to boost its operations.
“The site’s location and proximity to our port operations makes it ideal for distributing Del Monte premium quality products that will be produced in this facility to our many key retail, foodservice, and convenience store clients in the northeast,” Dionysios Christou, Vice President of Marketing for Del Monte, stated in February, according to The Newark Post Online.
Expected to open late next year, the facility will include ripening rooms for bananas and avocados, in addition to refrigerated and dry warehouse space, loading docks, and office space. The new distribution center will also contain ample space for producing fresh cut fruit and protein salads.
The Newark Post Online reported that the future Del Monte Fresh facility was purchased by the company for $6.5 million from the Christina School District. Previously, the building was used as an 800-student middle school, and was also the home to AstroPower.
“We’re glad that Del Monte Fresh Produce chose Delaware as the strategic location to expand its operations,” Gov. John Carney said in a statement. “We’re very much looking forward to seeing the former site of AstroPower repurposed and come alive again, bringing with it new jobs to our state.”
Del Monte Fresh was approved for over $900,000 in incentives by The Delaware Economic Development Office. The company will receive a $259,000 performance grant to create around 30 jobs, with a 3 percent match up to $654,000 for qualified capital expenditures.
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