DVFG announces major expansion

Posted On 23 Jun 2016
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BUSINESS_DELAWARE_EXPANSION_2016SEWELL, USA: Delaware Valley Floral Group announced a major expansion at their corporate headquarters in Sewell, New Jersey and opens a new floral supply logistics center in West Deptford, New Jersey.

The ground breaking for the expansion occurred on March 1, 2016. The expansion includes 25,000 square feet of new refrigerated warehousing at the Sewell, New Jersey facility and 65,000 square feet of additional warehousing for floral supplies at a new location in West Deptford, New Jersey. The addition of 25,000 square feet of new refrigerated warehousing at the Sewell, New Jersey location will include a bouquet production cooler, refrigerated receiving/shipping cooler, expansion of its refrigerated fresh flower loose picking area, a sophisticated conveyor system, eight new refrigerated tractor trailer doors for receiving and shipping, and additional building enhancements to improve quality, efficiency and productivity. As part of the expansion, the hardgoods supply department has been moved to a new and expanded facility, in the Forest Park Corporate Center, in West Deptford, New Jersey. The new hardgoods floral supply logistics center at West Deptford includes 65,000 square feet, and provides expanded capacity for receiving, warehousing, picking, packing and distribution of all floral supply hardgoods. The new logistics center is located just 10 minutes from DVFG’s corporate headquarters in Sewell, New Jersey. John S. Wilkins, DVFG’s VP Logistics, commented: “The expansion at our Sewell headquarters and the new West Deptford facility will provide the needed capacity to continue our growth, while at the same time improving our quality, efficiency, productivity, and the working environment for our employees.” Jack Chidester, DVFG’s CEO, stated: “DVFG’s geographic expansion and acquisition plans required long term capacity planning both in sales and logistics. Additional facilities and locations, along with warehouse conversion, and brick and mortar expansion are supporting those plans.” DVFG’s significant investment in capital improvements and equipment shows our dedication to our customers, suppliers and employees.” Delaware Valley Floral Group, a family-owned business, is one of the largest floral distribution companies in the United States. The company has three operating divisions including DVFlora, FreshBlooms, and Flower Transfer Logistics. With corporate headquarters located in Sewell, New Jersey, the company also operates out of facilities in Baltimore, Maryland; Edison, New Jersey; Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; Syracuse, New York; Berlin, Connecticut; Shrewsbury, Massachusetts; Miami, Florida; and Oxnard, California.

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