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Hollister leads const. for food distribution Centers in NJ

PARSIPPANY, NJ — As the food industry continues to grow in New Jersey, Hollister Construction Services has emerged as a leader in the construction of a wide range of food-related facilities. During the past few years, Hollister has provided construction services for some of the largest and most important facilities in the state, and has played a pivotal role in the growth of the food industry in the state and region.

“New Jersey’s location, with proximity to large cities such as New York and Philadelphia, and access to reliable infrastructure and America’s busiest seaport, make it an ideal location for food manufacturing and distribution,” said Hollister president Kieran Flanagan. “Other assets, such as a skilled workforce and long-term economic growth trends, indicate that the recent expansion of food-related facilities will continue.”

In 2016, Hollister initiated one major New Jersey project and began the completion of another. In May, the company broke ground on Driscoll Foods, LLC’s new 507,000 s/f distribution center headquarters in Wayne, NJ. The new site allows Driscoll Foods to increase its warehouse space and operations areas from 218,000 s/f to 507,000 s/f, and will allow the company to increase its employee count from 450 to 800 in the span of five years. Meanwhile, Hollister will soon complete its work for phase one of AeroFarms, the world’s largest indoor vertical farm. The innovative 69,000 s/f facility will produce up to two million pounds per year of leafy greens in an environmentally controlled, safe and sanitary facility. In the New York region, Hollister just started the renovation of an existing warehouse for Citymeals on Wheels. The facility is being transformed into a 25,000 s/f distribution and office space in the Bronx. It will feature a distribution line, storage areas, office space, an expansive boardroom and a kitchen and lounge space for warehouse. In 2015, Hollister completed the second phase of its work on the Newark Farmers Market, which included a 127,000 s/f freezer warehouse, which offers different large-capacity storage areas for use by Wakefern Food Corp. This also compliments Hollister’s phase-one work on the project, which included a 180,000 s/f, temperature-controlled distribution center that delivers produce to ShopRite stores throughout the northeast.

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