Glassboro, NJ-based Eastern Propak LLC is in its final approval stages for its 65,000-square-foot facility expansion, which will house cold storage, repacking operations and administrative offices.
In late June, General Manager Jeff Danner told The Produce News the building plans have been approved.
“’We’re in the final processes of assignment, permits and other red tape, which will take a few months” said Danner. “The building process will take seven to nine months, and we’re hoping to have it finished in time for the next Chilean season.”
The expansion is needed. Danner said the company stored as much product off site as it did on site in the past year. It recently added a new citrus bagging line, bringing it to four lines, and it’s already looking at a fifth. The expansion will more than double its storage capacity.
“Our current building is 100,000 square feet,” said Danner. “It will house an office complex and additional repack space.”
The new building will be connected to its existing facility via a 75-foot tunnel, where a new break and locker room for employees will be built.