EAST POINT, Ga. — A Canadian produce giant, EarthFresh, will be opening an advanced packing and distribution plant in College Park. A move that is positioned to create approximately 100 jobs as well as invest over $22 million dollars into the area.
“It is my pleasure to welcome EarthFresh to Georgia, and I look forward to celebrating their positive impact on the local community in College Park,” said Gov. Brian Kemp. “EarthFresh made the right decision by choosing Atlanta to expand their operations.”
EarthFresh is headquartered in Burlington, Ontario and has been in business for nearly 60 years. The new 140,000 sq. ft facility will supply foodservice and retail companies throughout the southeast region. While the company is primarily known as the largest provider of exclusive varieties of potatoes, the 'menu' at their distribution plant will also include carrots and onions.
Pat Wilson, the director of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, had this to say; “The company’s decision to locate in Atlanta was critical to meeting the needs of their customers across the Southeast.”
The College Park facility is projected to open be fully operational sometime in September of this year.
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