DALLAS, Aug. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sysco Corporation (SYY) today announced it will host a groundbreaking ceremony for government officials, associates and other members of the community at its FreshPoint Dallas facility on August 6, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. CT. FreshPoint, Sysco’s specialty produce company, is North America’s leading produce distributor.
FreshPoint Dallas to Host Groundbreaking Ceremony
Upon completion, the expansion will create approximately 80 new jobs for the FreshPoint Dallas operation.
The project will include an addition of 65,000 square feet to the existing 125,000-square-foot building at 4721 Simonton Road. A number of sustainability initiatives are included in the project, including two Eco-Safe Digesters for tomato waste and LED lighting. The facility will have a FreshCuts processing and production room for fresh cut produce, and a Reyco system that takes waste (core, seeds, skin, etc.) and grinds it for compost, saving fuel and energy and reducing the Company’s carbon footprint.
“FreshPoint Dallas has been a proud member of the Dallas community for over 100 years, and we are excited about the continued growth of our business,” said Robert Gordon, president and chief executive officer, FreshPoint. “
The expansion of our facility offers us the opportunity to serve our customers with increased value-added capabilities, including our custom fresh cut produce service, FreshPoint FreshCuts. In addition, it demonstrates FreshPoint’s commitment to the continued development of our long-standing relationships with our local partners, including local farmers, suppliers and other business partners.”
FreshPoint is North America’s largest exclusively owned produce distributor. We have the line authority to hold our companies accountable to a high level of customer service. With unmatched fresh produce, knowledge and experience, FreshPoint provides today’s chefs with the ingredients to create tomorrow’s culinary success.
Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. With over 65,000 associates, the company operates approximately 300 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 500,000 customer locations. For fiscal 2017 that ended July 1, 2017, the company generated sales of more than $55 billion.
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