We are excited to announce that construction for our new warehouse and freezer space is complete! This has been a major step that began as a conversation about growth and our future ten years ago. Over the past 17 months, a period of time that has been universally difficult for most, the team has worked day in and day out to make this move a reality. Throughout the month of August we will be making the move from Comstock Park to Marne where our new facility is located and the new space will allow for continued growth and expansion for years to come!
The New Space
In 2020, we purchased the new property that came with a building totaling 60,000 square feet. After purchasing, we began to gut and refurbish the warehouse to better suit our needs. After months of hard work and dedication, the structure currently spans 135,000 square feet and is equipped with an eco-friendly CO2 refrigeration system. All in all, preparing for the move to the new location is a large undertaking, requiring weeks to properly cool the massive new refrigeration area and upwards of 140 semi-trucks to relocate everything.
Thank You to Our Partners
It has been great to work with local companies such as Pinnacle Construction Group as our general contractor who provided 260 employees across 46 trades in order to help us achieve our goals. Thanks as well to Phoenix Refrigeration for outfitting our new CO2 refrigeration system, and to Falk for providing us with our thermal panels for the refrigeration space. Interestingly enough, Falk is a company established in the Netherlands, but has recently opened a new plant in Marne as well. Our thermal panels were the first to roll off their local line! We are greatly appreciative of everyone’s collaborative efforts.
As excited as we are to be making this next step, we have our eyes set on the future! Natural Choice Foods has site drawings that will permit our growth up to 300,000 square feet at this new property. None of this would be possible without each and every one of our hardworking, dedicated employees!
Stay tuned for more updates and changes as Natural Choice Foods continues to expand in order to best serve our customers, employees and the environment.