MA: Sid Wainer & Son® Opens New Food Distribution Facility in New Bedford
16 Nov, 2017
Sid Wainer & Son®, the leading distributor and curator of New England's finest specialty foods has opened its highly anticipated state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar warehousing and distribution facility in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Sid Wainer & Son®'s total cooler space now stands at over 100,000 square feet with the opening of the new facility. The new 56,000 square feet of cooler space holds three separate temperature zones and a 200-foot shipping and receiving dock that was engineered around advanced safety systems and processes to support the major volume Sid Wainer & Son®experiences. Each week over two million pounds of specialty food leaves the new facility destined for chefs and restaurants across New England and the world.
Some of the new technological additions to their facility include: voice recognition order processing, access point defense, self-navigating forklifts, a fully integrated "smart" loading dock, and 50,000 square feet of solar panels to compliment the company's dedication to environmentally friendly practices and sustainability.
When asked why the expansion was necessary, Allie Wainer, executive vice president, said: "Our customers are more than customers, they are our business partners. We do everything we can to provide them the best and most innovative products and services. The new operational enhancements in our facility allow us to better serve our partners through increased food safety and quality measures, larger volume hold, and better streamlined logistics."
The new era of food distribution and food safety has arrived and Sid Wainer & Son® is on the cutting edge of it all.
About Sid Wainer & Son®
For over 100 years Sid Wainer & Son® (SWS) has been the premier curator and distributor of the world's finest specialty produce and specialty foods. With over 40,000 customers, SWS continues their commitment to source from farmers and traditional artisans locally and around the globe who share their passion for food and demand for the highest quality and highest food safety standards. It is the commitment to quality and dedication to customer needs that have made Sid Wainer & Son® the preferred choice of famous chefs around the world. SWS is a green company that prides themselves on sustainability practices and commitment to local farming.