Logistics Briefs: Burris, Goya Foods in the news
East Coast third-party logistics services provider Burris Logistics, Milford, Del., said it purchased N. Winer and Son, a foodservice dairy products re-distributor in Springfield, Mass. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Burris said the operation will join Burris' Honor Foods division effective Dec. 14, 2009, and be known as Winer-Honor.
Winer has been in operation since 1934 and serves foodservice distributors in eight northeastern states. Burris said the business complements Honor Foods product line, distributed from Philadelphia. Winer-Honor will continue operating in Springfield under Bruce Winer as chief operating officer.
Hispanic foods processor and marketer Goya Foods, Secaucus, N.J., said it recently added a combined 354,000 square feet of multi-temp storage capacity to increase distribution throughout the Midwest, and parts of the Mid- and South Atlantic markets. Goya said it held ribbon-cutting ceremonies at its multi-temp warehouses in Bolingbrook, Ill., and Pedricktown, N.J.
Specifically, Goya added 17,100 square feet of cooler and freezer capacity to its Bolingbrook (Chicago-area) location, up from just 4,000 square feet previously. A spokesperson said the location now features 10,000 square feet of freezer space and 7,500 square feet of refrigerated space divided between two coolers.
Goya added 12,500 square feet of temperature controlled space to its New Jersey location (up from 7,500 square feet), which now includes a 16,000-square-foot freezer and 4,000-square-foot cooler.
"We are adding more than 1 million square feet in distribution facilities and are staying on track for our global investment goals over the next five years," stated Peter Unanue, Goya's executive vice president. "This expansion will enable Goya to effectively and efficiently continue to grow and distribute quality products to our customers and consumers."
Goya, also said it has procured additional acreage in both locations allowing for a total future expansion of 260,000 square feet, underscoring the largest expansion and re-investment effort in the history of the company. Officials said has Goya increased its product line and is undergoing major improvements in production and expansion throughout the United States.
The company has production and distribution centers in Texas, Virginia, Spain, Puerto Rico, Massachusetts, New York, and Illinois (Chicago). Officials noted that Goya plans soon to break ground for a 335,000 square foot packaging and distribution facility in Miami. That operation is scheduled for completion in 2011.