Boston-based Stavis Seafoods is opening an additional 40,000-square-foot warehouse facility in Peabody, Mass., effective March 6, to serve as the primary home for the company’s broad line of frozen seafood products. The new facility will enable the company to put most of its frozen inventory under one roof, improving order fulfillment and warehouse efficiencies and is located just off Interstate 95.

“Stavis Peabody represents a significant upgrade for us, and is part of a larger growth strategy," says Richard Stavis, chief executive officer. “It provides us with more freezer space, more pick faces, more docks and better accessibility than we have ever had. These improvements will allow us to pick and stage orders quicker than ever before. It also gives customers an additional location near Boston to pick up fresh and frozen orders, alleviating congestion at our fresh center and improving service levels and cut-off times across the board.”

Stavis Peabody will now serve as the company’s main facility for frozen items, while the Stavis Fresh Center, located in Boston’s Marine Industrial Park, will serve as the main facility for fresh seafood, and the company headquarters will remain on Boston’s historic Fish Pier. Fresh and frozen seafood orders can be put up, wrapped and labeled to be ready for pick up at either location the same day.

This comes on the heels of Stavis Seafoods expanding its headquarters facility.