"Some of our more than 400 customers come in with a long list of items," Milette said, "and somebody needs to go through the coolers to fill them."
With the new system, he said, a list of 30-40 items can be assembled in the staging area in 30-40 minutes compared to hours in the old building.
To ensure the company won’t grow out of the new building any time soon, the roof is 55 feet high, allowing produce in the cooler to be stacked four pallets high instead of the current two levels.
"We’ve built in capacity for 30% to 40% growth so we have plenty of space," he said. "We’re not going to be limited from the beginning."