Brothers Produce opens warehouse

Brothers Produce recently opened a 20,000-square-foot warehouse in Harlingen, Texas, that serves two roles.

It will aid the Houston-based wholesaler/distributor with its deals, but shippers also can rent it as they bring produce into Texas, said Brent Erenwert, vice president.

The facility brings to 220,000 square feet of total warehousing that Brothers Produce has, he said. Other, much larger, facilities are in Dallas, Austin and Houston.

Brothers Produce also plans to open a distribution center later this year to serve southwestern Louisiana.


Lipman Texas eyes consolidated facility

Lipman Texas plans to move into a new facility in February, consolidating three other Dallas warehouses into one site.

The new location will be off of the I-635 loop and should provide easier truck access than the current locations in the Farmers Market District near downtown, said James Baker, director of procurement. The new facility will house tomato repacking, product mixing and transportation logistics.


Integrity Distribution Services hires salesman

Houston-based Integrity Distribution Services has added Rudy Armendariz to its sales staff to fill the position left by Neil McNab, who retired after 50 years.


Third Coast Fresh joins Go Texan

Third Coast Fresh has joined the Go Texan campaign, a program run by the Texas Department of Agriculture that promotes locally produced foods.

The Houston-based produce distributor will be able to use the Go Texan logo on produce grown in the state and plans to offer more Texas-produced products to its restaurant and school customers, according to a news release.