Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) plans to expand its Sysco Atlanta (GA) facility. The company will host state and local officials, Sysco associates and other members of the community at a groundbreaking ceremony May 17.
Upon completion, the expansion will create 100 new jobs for the Sysco Atlanta operation within five years.
The project will add 100,000 square feet to the 562,000-sq-ft building at 2225 Riverdale Road. This new section will feature freezer space, cold dock space and a vehicle maintenance facility. A number of sustainability initiatives are included in the project, including an ammonia refrigeration system, truck wash water recycling system, LED lighting in the freezer and cooler expansion areas and a battery charging station with Rapid-Charge technology.
Scheduled to take about 20 months, the project will provide 80 peak construction jobs during this period.
“Sysco is excited about the growth of our Atlanta business and the expansion of our facility in Fulton County,” said Greg Bertrand, senior vice president of US foodservice operations for Sysco. “We have been an active member of the community for over 45 years and are happy to reiterate our commitment with this project. In addition, we look forward to continuing to serve our customers with the increased capabilities our expanded facility will bring.”
“Projects like these are what will continue to make Georgia the number one state in the nation in which to do business,” said Pat Wilson, Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner. “We have created an environment not only for attracting new business, but also sustaining our existing businesses and helping them grow. Congratulations to Sysco—we are excited about their continued success here in Georgia.”
For more information, see www.sysco.com.