FreshEdge Acquires Sirna & Sons Produce; Steve Grinstead, Greg Corsaro, and More Discuss
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FreshEdge is once again taking the acquisition route in pursuit of growth and expansion. The family of best-in-class fresh food distribution companies has announced the acquisition of fourth-generation, family-run, wholesale food distributor Sirna & Sons Produce and its respective value-added operation, Christine’s Cuts.
“We gladly welcome Tom [Sirna], Vince [Sirna], Serena [Sirna Wagner] and their outstanding team to FreshEdge,” said Steve Grinstead, Chief Executive Officer of FreshEdge. “With a commitment to customer service at its core, Sirna & Sons Produce will be a great addition to our growing family of customer-obsessed companies.”
According to a press release, Sirna & Sons Produce operates out of two state-of-the-art facilities—one in Ravenna, Ohio, and a second in Norwalk, Ohio.
These cutting-edge facilities boast over 140,000 square feet of combined warehouse space, as well as solar panels and other sustainable materials.
“Sirna & Sons Produce has built a solid reputation as a successful family-owned and operated business for 84 years,” said Greg Corsaro, President and Chief Operating Officer of FreshEdge. “We are proud to welcome them to our FreshEdge family.”
As a result of the transaction, FreshEdge now operates more than 1.1 million square feet of warehouse space across 28 facilities with a fleet of 1,027 trucks.
“We are excited for this new opportunity,” said Tom Sirna, President of Sirna & Sons. “We remain committed to offering the same level of excellent customer service and quality our customers have come to expect from Sirna & Sons. The Sirna family will remain involved in the day-to-day operations of the company to ensure the legacy built by our father will continue for years to come.”
The operator has provided premium produce and superior customer service to restaurants, hotels, country clubs, schools, and institutions throughout Ohio, Central Pennsylvania, and Northern West Virginia since 1939.
“We are very pleased to be joining FreshEdge and working alongside its amazing family of companies,” said Vince Sirna, COO of Sirna & Sons. “This is the next step in growing our future and we are extremely excited with the opportunities that will follow.”
Serena Sirna Wagner, Vice President of Administration of Sirna & Sons, also commented
“We have watched the business evolve over the years and are so proud of what we have built,” said Wagner. “From working in the grocery store as children to developing the wholesale side of the business, we’re pleased to now be entering the next level in the produce industry by becoming part of the FreshEdge family.”
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