~ Representing a $102 million investment, the facility will create over 250 new jobs ~
Sysco Corporation, the leading global foodservice distribution company, held an event to celebrate the groundbreaking of its new 353,600-square-foot facility, Sysco Arizona East in Mesa, Arizona.
Attendees at the event included Sysco executives as well as Mesa Mayor John Giles, the Arizona Commerce Authority, Greater Phoenix Economic Council and more.
Construction related to the $102 million investment is planned to begin this Fall and is expected to be operational by Spring 2025. Sysco Arizona East will create 257 new jobs that offer industry-leading wages, paid time off, and comprehensive healthcare and retirement benefits.
Sysco Arizona East will bring job training and workforce development opportunities to the City of Mesa and surrounding communities. Through Sysco’s Operations Academy, eligible warehouse employees can receive company sponsored training to earn a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and grow their career with Sysco.
“Sysco’s Arizona East site will help meet the demands of the growing local market and bring excellent, long-term career opportunities to the Mesa community,” said Matt Jacobson, Sysco’s Desert Region President. “We look forward to bringing Sysco’s expertise and service to thousands of new customers in the market, including restaurants, healthcare, education, and travel and leisure locations throughout Arizona.”
“Arizona’s East Valley is proud to welcome Sysco to their new home,” said Arizona State Representative Neal Carter. “For generations, our East Valley has played a vital role in feeding Arizona. I am grateful to see this tradition continue with the addition of Sysco Arizona East. This site will provide good paying jobs and tremendous economic benefits in my district for generations to come. I look forward to a strong partnership with Sysco.”
“Sysco’s new Mesa facility is an exciting milestone for the company and bolsters Arizona’s economic growth,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “We are grateful that a global leader like Sysco continues to invest in Arizona, creating hundreds of quality jobs and building on Mesa’s continued economic momentum.”
“Sysco’s new Mesa campus stands as a multi-faceted investment in the community, offering new opportunities with career path development,” said Chris Camacho, President and CEO, Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “We applaud their forward-thinking dedication to building talent and congratulate them on the groundbreaking for this massive new facility.”
“Sysco stands out as an industry leader in food service, and I’m pleased to welcome their new facility to Mesa,” said Mayor John Giles. “Our city has a talented workforce that will meet the needs for Sysco Arizona East, and I appreciate their commitment to offering job training and workforce development opportunities for Mesa and the East Valley.”
“We are pleased to welcome Sysco to Mesa,” said Bill Jabjiniak, Mesa Economic Development Director. “Sysco, a world-class leader in the food service industry, brings yet another global brand to Mesa along with quality jobs and considerable investment in our community.”
Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. With more than 72,000 colleagues, the company operates 334 distribution facilities worldwide and serves approximately 725,000 customer locations. For more information, visit sysco.com or connect with Sysco on Facebook at facebook.com/SyscoFoods.
About the Arizona Commerce Authority
The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state’s leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: attract, expand, create – attract out-of-state companies to establish operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to expand their business in Arizona and beyond; and help entrepreneurs create new Arizona businesses in targeted industries. For more information, please visit azcommerce.com and follow the ACA on Twitter @azcommerce.
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