Nature Fresh Farms has expanded operations with a new distribution center in Laredo, Texas. Future developments are also planned for next year.
The new 61,000 square foot distribution center in Laredo provides a new major hub of fresh produce. Since the opening of the facility, it has employed more than 30 team members with more positions available for hire. The center will help service Nature Fresh Farms’ Mexican winter program and allow for direct shipping of product, shortening their supply chain. With this fully operational facility, the company will be able to bring fresher produce to customers located in the Southern United States.
Laredo Division Manager, Sergio Restrepo, said the new distribution center is in response to Nature Fresh Farms continuous growth. “The acquirement of our new center is part of our plans to optimize our distribution network,” shared Sergio. “With this, we are able to further strengthen our logistics and operations, ensuring that we can better meet the needs and expectations of our consumers and customers.”
Other expansion plans
Nature Fresh Farms has had a streak of sustained operational growth with their newly completed Phase 7 and 8 greenhouses, and a large expansion planned for their Leamington, Ontario location with more details to follow. The company also has plans for expansion in Ohio with an extension of acreage. This is in addition to their current 45 acres of greenhouse and the construction of a new distribution center.
“We are looking forward to further developing our Ohio location with many new initiatives planned,” said John Ketler, vice-president of Nature Fresh Farms. “We see significant opportunities in the continued construction of these new facilities needed to support our growth.”