“Freshy Foods”, a new USDA fresh food manufacturing facility, will announce its official launch at Noon on Monday, October 10, 2011 at the Freshy Foods Plant, 508 Timesaver Blvd. in Elmwood. Jefferson Parish President John Young, leaders of the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO), Jefferson Parish Councilmembers Chris Roberts, Elton Lagasse, Mike Thomas and the Jefferson Parish Chamber of Commerce will be among the special guests.
Freshy Foods opened in 2009 as a manufacturer of fresh pre-packaged food with the goal to develop products and programs to meet the fresh food needs of foodservice stores and convenient store customers.
After a year of rapid growth, Freshy Foods began to look for a larger facility. After reviewing sites across the Gulf Coast, they met with Jefferson Parish officials and JEDCO who convinced them to move to the Elmwood Business Park in Harahan.
Freshy Foods will have a significant economic impact in Jefferson Parish. In this new location the company will add over 200 jobs to the region over the next few years.
“This is truly a great day in Jefferson Parish,” said Jefferson Parish President John Young. “We are truly excited that Freshy Foods moved their entire operation to our parish, which will not only create jobs, but will be a significant contributor to our economy.”
The new location also allows the company to be closer to its Direct Store Delivery (DSD) distributors Imperial Trading Company, McLane Company, Inc., and Lyons Specialty Co. The modern USDA approved facility will allow the company to produce fresh foods for 15 states through its DSD Distributors across the south.
“Relying on our current success and the continued forecasted growth of the fresh food category within the foodservice market, the realization that a significant investment in a facility was needed to facilitate taking advantage of the demand for fresh, convenient pre-packed food,” said Freshy Foods Owner Floyd James. “We are very happy to be in Jefferson Parish and eager to begin our work in the business community.”
For more information regarding Freshy Foods, please visit www.freshyfoods.com.