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FreshPoint Central Florida to Host Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Expansion of Its Orlando Facility

/EIN News/ -- ORLANDO, Fla., May 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) today announced it will host a groundbreaking ceremony for government officials, associates and other members of the community at its FreshPoint Central Florida facility on May 23, at 11:30 a.m. ET. FreshPoint, Sysco’s specialty produce company, is North America’s leading produce distributor.  

Upon completion, the project will double the size of the facility, adding 75,000 square feet to the existing 76,000-square-foot building at 8801 Exchange Drive in Orlando. The facility will have a 18,000-square-foot FreshCuts processing and production room for fresh cut produce, and a system that takes waste (core, seeds, skin, etc.) and grinds it for compost—saving fuel and energy. In addition, a number of sustainability initiatives are included in the project, including LED lighting throughout the facility and a battery charging station with Rapid-Charge technology. The expansion project is scheduled to take approximately one year and will provide 250 construction and support jobs during this period.

“FreshPoint is excited about the growth of our Central Florida business and the expansion of our facility in Orlando,” said Robert Gordon, president and chief executive officer, FreshPoint.  “We are proud members of our communities and are excited by the opportunities our facility expansion will bring to expand our presence. We look forward to continuing to build relationships with our local partners and serving our customers with the increased capabilities our expanded facility will offer.”

About FreshPoint
FreshPoint is North America’s largest exclusively owned produce distributor. We have the line authority to hold our companies accountable to a high level of customer service. With unmatched fresh produce, knowledge and experience, FreshPoint provides today’s chefs with the ingredients to create tomorrow’s culinary success.

About Sysco
Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. With over 65,000 associates, the company operates approximately 300 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 500,000 customer locations. For fiscal 2017 that ended July 1, 2017, the company generated sales of more than $55 billion.

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