Sysco’s FreshPoint Expanding Produce Capabilities at Dallas Facility

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Fri. August 3rd, 2018 - by Melissa De Leon Chavez

DALLAS, TX - Sysco has announced plans to break ground on a new facilities expansion; the company will host a groundbreaking ceremony for government officials, associates, and other members of the community at its FreshPoint Dallas facility.

The groundbreaking will take place on August 6, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. CT.

Robert Gordon, President and Chief Executive Officer, FreshPoint“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 CEO, FreshPoint, in a press release. “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.”

When complete, the project will add 65,000 square feet to the existing 125,000-square-foot building at 4721 Simonton Road. The new expansion is expected to create approximately 80 jobs for the FreshPoint Dallas operation.

Earlier this year, Sysco announced plans to expand its FreshPoint Central Florida Facility in Orlando by adding 75,000 square feet, nearly doubling in size

Additionally, the company noted, a number of sustainability initiatives are included in the project, which will employ two Eco-Safe Digesters for tomato waste and LED lighting. The facility will also include a FreshCuts processing and production room for fresh cut produce, and a Reyco system that takes waste and grinds it for compost, saving fuel and energy and reducing the Company’s carbon footprint.

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