NFI, Cherry Hill, N.J., broke ground on a facility for packaging provider, Quality Packaging Specialists International, LLC (QPSI) in Florence Crossings, N.J.

NFI, a third-party logistics provider, is building the 377,440-square-foot facility where QPSI will establish its new corporate headquarters and packaging supply chain center of excellence. QPSI is an outsourced packaging supply chain solutions provider in the consumer goods sectors.

“Florence provides an ideal location for our corporate headquarters,” says Mike Ricketts, chief executive officer of QPSI. “NFI has made the process smooth, as we look to our new innovation center as a place to provide robust packaging solutions and create greater value for our customers.”

“We are incredibly excited to have QPSI partner with NFI to provide a world-class facility,” adds Jeff Brown, president and vice chairman of NFI. “NFI Park at Florence Crossings provides our tenants easy access to major highways in addition to a community supportive of economic growth.”

The strategic location of Florence, N.J., places QPSI at a corridor to major highways with easy access to the New Jersey Turnpike, Route 295, Interstate 95 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

NFI’s real estate group provides services in construction, development, property management and leasing, and utilizes a full suite of supply chain solutions, including distributions and warehousing, transportation, brokerage, global transportation and real estate. NFI maintains over 27.5 million square feet of warehousing and more than 8,000 employees.

“At NFI, we leverage over 60 years of experience in commercial real estate to provide our customers ideal locations and facilities [that] meet their needs,” says Michael Landsburg, NFI vice president of real estate. “As an end-to-end supply chain solutions provider, we can evaluate the entire picture through warehousing and distribution to domestic and international transportation and be able to provide flexible solutions.”

The architect for the QPSI project is KSS Architects, Princeton, N.J., and the general contractor is Arco Design/Build Northeast, King of Prussia, Pa. The project is expected to be completed April 2017.