Sysco Corp., Houston, Texas, announced the company will expand its Sysco Atlanta facility, creating 100 new jobs within five years.
The project will include an additional 100,000 square feet to the existing 562,000-square-foot building at 2225 Riverdale Road. The new section will feature freezer space, cold dock space and a vehicle maintenance facility, as well as a number of sustainability initiatives, including an ammonia refrigeration system, truck wash water recycling system, LED lighting in the freezer and cooler expansion areas and a battery charging station with rapid-charge technology. The expansion project is scheduled to take approximately 20 months and will provide 80 peak construction jobs during this period.
“Sysco is excited about the growth of our Atlanta business and the expansion of our facility in Fulton County,” says Greg Bertrand, senior vice president of U.S. foodservice operations. “We have been an active member of the community for over 45 years, and are happy to reiterate our commitment with this project. In addition, we look forward to continuing to serve our customers with the increased capabilities our expanded facility will bring.”