Driscoll Foods, New York, opened its second foodservice distribution facility in Amsterdam, N.Y., creating nearly 60 new jobs. The new facility will enable the company to service the Mohawk Valley and Capital Regions of New York.

“When we decided to expand our market presence in the Northeast, New York State—the Mohawk Valley/Capital Region area in particular—stood out as the best place to invest and grow our business,” says Tim Driscoll, president. “We are breathing new life into a vacant facility, and the new jobs for the community that comes with it. On behalf of the Driscoll Foods family, I want to thank Governor Cuomo and Empire State Development for their support, and we look forward to getting our new operations up and running in Upstate New York.”

As Driscoll Foods sought to expand its operations and territory, the former Quandts facility in Amsterdam came under consideration. As a result of the project, the foodservice distribution facility will be re-used instead of sitting vacant.

Driscoll Foods plans to be operational within weeks.