G&C Foods to add Florida cold storage

May 9, 2024
New York-based food distributor breaks ground on ARCOLD-designed, temperature-controlled warehouse in Alachua set to begin operations in February 2025.

ARCOLD, a division of ARCO Design/Build that specializes in constructing refrigerated facilities, recently broke ground on a new cold storage distribution center for G&C Foods in Alachua, Florida.

Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, G&C is a frontrunner in the food distribution sector renowned for its commitment to excellence, ARCOLD reported. With a focus on meeting clients’ needs, G&C is recognized for its “innovative distribution system, expert product purchasing team, and unparalleled client service.”

The project is slated for completion in February 2025.

“I’m extremely proud of our company becoming an integral part of the Alachua community,” Dwight “Kip” Palmer, G&C owner and CEO, said in a news release. “Our success today is built upon my family’s legacy of over 174 years in the food industry and unwavering faith.

“We look forward to G&C’s commitment to community impacting Alachua and Central Florida.”

G&C recently expanded its reach across the United States and ventured into new international markets, including Central and Latin America, the Caribbean, the European Union, and the Middle East. G&C’s expansion into Central Florida is aimed at tapping into the growth potential of the southeastern United States, enhancing the company’s operations, as well as its industry footprint, G&C said.

“The foundation laid by our past associates and the dedication of our current ones have made this enormous opportunity possible,” said Rich Chapman, G&C president. “This new distribution center is also a result of great partnerships with our customers and vendors. We appreciate the support and all the opportunities this facility will provide.”

The new facility spans approximately 254,000 sq. ft. and incorporates the latest advancements in cold storage design and construction expertise. Located on 70 acres, the facility offers flexibility and scalability to accommodate G&C’s future growth trajectory, ARCOLD said.

“We’re honored to have been chosen as G&C’s design-build partner for this impactful project,” said Josh Cronan, ARCOLD vice president. “Leveraging our integrated design-build approach and proven construction experience with large-scale complex cold storage projects, we’re excited to deliver a facility that supports their immediate and future needs for distribution and growth.”

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