Eastern Propak celebrates grand reopening of state-of-the-art produce facility
Earlier this month Eastern Propak unveiled its state-of-the-art produce cold storage, packing and repacking facility at a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand reopening event. Glassboro Mayor John Wallace III, government officials from New Jersey joined Eastern Propak employees, vendors and stakeholders to celebrate this important milestone.
The facility features added space and increased resources for automation in addition to many technological advancements and innovations that directly improve the overall efficiency, sustainability and quality, setting new standards in the produce industry. Eastern Propak CEO Robert Kearney kicked off the event.
“Thank you to everyone who joined us for this important milestone," said Kearney. "You have all played such an integral role in our journey and have contributed to Eastern Propak’s growth throughout the past several years. We are proud to be part of the Glassboro community supporting our local farmers, and we are committed to improving the produce industry.”
Wallace congratulated Eastern Propak for reaching this milestone and acknowledged the company’s commitment to the local community. Director Frank DeMarco and Deputy Director Heather Simmons of the Gloucester County Board of Commissioners presented Eastern Propak with a Certificate of Appreciation supporting small businesses and New Jersey Farmers on achievements to support the local community.
“Eastern Propak has 145 employees and a business model that combines the two things that make New Jersey great: agriculture and innovation. Eastern Propak makes a real difference in the community," said Simmons. "The jobs that are created make this a vibrant community. The Ellis Street corridor where this is located has grown and changed over the last several years in part because of the investment that Eastern Propak has made here.”