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UNFI Breaks Ground on New Distribution Facility in Montgomery, NY
Providence, RI -- Sep 12, 2013 -- The Orange County Partnership and United Natural Foods, Inc., a leading national distributor of natural, organic and specialty foods, are pleased to host the groundbreaking of the company’s new 525,000 square foot distribution facility at the Crossroads Distribution Center on 525 Neelytown Road. The groundbreaking will take place on September 23rd at 3:00PM.
 
United Natural Foods, Inc. carries and distributes more than 65,000 products to more than 27,000 customer locations primarily throughout the United States and Canada.  The company serves a wide variety of retail formats including conventional supermarket chains, natural product superstores, independent retail operators and the food service channel.
 
"UNFI is pleased to partner with the state of New York and the town of Montgomery to expand our operations,” said Sean Griffin, UNFI’s Group President. “We feel the Hudson Valley Region is the optimal location for us to better service our customers in the region and increase our operational efficiencies while reducing our costs and emissions.  We look forward to growing together with this great community.”
 
Maureen Halahan, President & CEO of the Orange County Partnership explained, “This groundbreaking is the culmination of an impressive effort to attract UNFI to the town of Montgomery.  It reflects on the strong collaboration between local, county and state economic development partners to support business expansion in Orange County.”
 
Town of Montgomery Supervisor Michael Hayes stated, “This $55 million capital investment project will create approximately 400 new jobs.  Our location and incredible infrastructure continue to draw distribution companies with the capabilities to reach 52 million customers within a single day.”
 
As part of its commitment to green initiatives, the Company plans to pursue LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for this distribution facility once operations commence.  LEED® is a third party certification program and a nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
 
For more information about the Orange County Partnership, please contact Michael Sullivan, Director of Business Attraction at 845-294-7215 or michael@ocpartnership.org.