The mega distribution center will not only bolster Mission’s advantage within the avocado sector, but it will also favor the company’s ability to provide third-party services to other businesses in the produce industry. Built with scalability and versatility in mind, the center will initially provide Mission with 40 dock positions, ripening rooms, bagging operations, and pallet cooling capacities suitable for any commodity. The facility will accommodate ample refrigerated dock and cooler space designated for third-party logistics crossings and short-term storage. With the completion of this project, Mission can house, cool, and cross-dock the countless fresh products that cross the Mexico-United States border each day.
“We are excited to welcome a great global brand like Mission Produce to Laredo,” said Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz. “Mission Produce’s decision to invest in Laredo speaks volumes for city’s international trade and logistics industry, which has made Laredo the number one port in the country. The new distribution center will create a great number of good-paying jobs for Laredoans, and I look forward to working with the world’s largest shipper, packer, and distributor of avocados.”