The Nunes Company and Peri & Sons Move Closer to Distribution Center Opening
YERINGTON, NV - The Peri and Nunes families–two of the largest family-run operations in the fresh produce organic sector–are nearing the opening of the Yerington, Nevada facility announced last December.
Construction on the state-of-the-art cooling and distribution center first broke ground in early September, 2016 and is on track to open in May, 2017.
“The Peri and Nunes families’ 40-plus years of cooling experience and industry knowledge has gone into developing a best-of-class facility in terms of cooling mechanisms, temperature control, product flow, and industrial safety and food safety,” said Tom Nunes.
Slated to service retailers, processors, wholesalers, and other buying organizations throughout North America, the two entities said in a press release that sustainability and positive economic impact are two major goals of the new operation.
“This venture is a great example of the success we’re witnessing across Nevada. I am proud to congratulate and thank this hometown company for investing in the region and bringing good paying jobs to Lyon County,” said Nevada Governor, Brian Sandoval. “The commitment of these two-family run companies shows their ability to creatively and strategically meet the demands of the marketplace. Nevada is proud to be a part of this vision and the positive impact it will have on our community.”
Not only did this combined operation bring over 800 jobs to Lyon County to date, but both assure there is more job growth projected upon completion of the new distribution facility.
Stay tuned as we continue to track this and other key moves for growth throughout the industry.