Castellini Building 52 Million Dollar Produce Processing and Distribution Center
- by Andrew McDaniel
NEWPORT, KY – Castellini Group of Companies is developing a 180,000 square-foot fresh-cut fruits and vegetables processing and product distribution center in Conley, Georgia. The company will invest $52 million into the project, which will create 300 jobs over the next few years.
“Our expansion in the Southeast will allow us to better serve current customers and continue our growth strategy by opening up new markets,” Castellini Group of Companies President/CEO Bill Schuler told AreaDevelopment.
The new facility will process and distribute product to wholesale, retail and food service customers on the East Coast. The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that this new distribution center will allow Castellini to reach 80% of the U.S. market in a single day’s truck drive.
“By working together with the state of Georgia and Clayton County, we’re able to further grow our business while bringing much needed jobs and economic growth to the region. We appreciate all the assistance they’ve provided to help make this initiative a reality,” Schuler added.
Site preparation for the 180,000 square-foot facility has already begun. It is currently scheduled to open in September 2015.