Pete Pappas & Sons plans to relocate
Pete Pappas & Sons Inc. plans to move from its Washington, D.C., headquarters to a larger facility in Jessup, Md., along the Maryland Wholesale Produce Market.
By January, the wholesaler plans to operate from an existing cold storage operation it recently purchased, which it is upgrading now.
Pappas & Sons outgrew its 60,000 square feet of cold storage in the nation’s capital.
The new operation will double Pappas & Sons’ refrigerated capacity, said Gus Pappas, president.
“It’s been mostly a space issue,” Pappas said. “The move will put us closer to most of our business and this will be more convenient with more dock doors. It will definitely cut down on our delivery times and save us fuel costs. It should be a good deal all the way around.”
Pappas & Sons has added management, operations and business development personnel.
Paul Pappas, who formerly worked for the company, rejoined the operation as general manager.
Paul Pappas, who worked in a non-produce field, joined this spring.
In April, Chris Curtis, who use worked for other area produce companies, started as operations manager.
Around the same time, Jamie Unglesbee came aboard in a business development position.
Unglesbee worked 15 years for area produce wholesale companies including in a retail buying office, Gus Pappas said.