Nature Fresh Farms expands operations into Texas
Nature Fresh Farms has expanded operations with a new distribution center in Laredo, TX, with future developments planned for next year.
The new 61,000-square-foot distribution center in Laredo provides a new major hub of fresh produce. Since the opening of the facility, the company has employed over 30 team members with more positions available for hire. The center will help service Nature Fresh Farms Mexican winter program and allow for direct shipping of product, shortening its supply chain.
With this fully operational facility, the company will be able to bring fresher produce to customers located in the southern United States.
Laredo Division Manager Sergio Restrepo said the new distribution center is in response to Nature Fresh Farms' continuous growth.
“The acquirement of our new center is part of our plans to optimize our distribution network,” said Restrepo. “With this, we are able to further strengthen our logistics and operations, ensuring that we can better meet the needs and expectations of our consumers and customers.”
Nature Fresh Farms has had a streak of sustained operational growth with its newly completed Phase 7 and 8 greenhouses, and a large expansion planned for its Leamington location with more details to follow. The company also has future plans for expansion in Ohio with an extension of acreage, in addition to its current 45 acres of greenhouse, and the construction of a new distribution center.
“We are looking forward to further developing our Ohio location with many new initiatives planned,” said Vice President John Ketler. “We see significant opportunities in the continued construction with these new facilities needed to support our growth.”
Nature Fresh Farms has experienced rapid growth over the last few years. Today the company has over 600 employees, 200 acres of greenhouses tomato, pepper, and cucumber plants, with multiple facilities across North America.