FreshPoint Dallas is expanding to include a fresh-cut processing area. ( File photo )

Sysco Corp. is expanding its FreshPoint Dallas facility with a 65,000-square-foot projects that stresses sustainability and adds fresh-cut operations.

The expansion brings the total Dallas facility space to 190,000 square feet. FreshPoint’s FreshCuts will have a processing and production room in the expansion, according to a news release.

“The expansion of our facility offers us the opportunity to serve our customers with increased value-added capabilities, including our custom fresh-cut produce service, FreshPoint FreshCuts,” Robert Gordon, president and CEO of FreshPoint, said in the release. “In addition, it demonstrates FreshPoint’s commitment to the continued development of our long-standing relationships with our local partners, including local farmers, suppliers and other business partners.”

FreshPoint is Sysco’s specialty produce company.

The facility will have two Eco-Safe Digesters to break down tomato waste, and LED lighting. The fresh-cut area will use equipment from Reyco Systems that takes fresh-cut tomato waste — cores, seeds and skin — and grinds it into a compostable product.

Sysco, which supplies restaurants and other foodservice operations, plans an Aug. 6 groundbreaking ceremony at the site, with government and Sysco officials on hand, according to the release.

 
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