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Food distributor to build 500,000-square-foot Plant City center, hire 200

  • By Louis Llovio
  • | 6:15 p.m. June 5, 2023
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Sysco to build a 500,000-square-foot distribution center in Plant City.
Sysco to build a 500,000-square-foot distribution center in Plant City.
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Food distributor Sysco plans to build a 500,000-square-foot distribution center in Plant City that will bring 200 jobs.

According to a statement, construction is expected begin early next year, and the site will open in 2025. It is not clear when the hiring will begin, but Sysco says the average annual salary at the center will be $82,500.

The facility will be in the Southern Oaks Business Park at 475 Charlie Taylor Road, and the company is planning a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday at the site. What is known now is that the facility will be a Class A 504,000-square-foot cold storage food-service distribution center with a two-story office space and truck parking and a vehicle maintenance facility.

Sysco is a Houston-based food and kitchen equipment distributor with $68 billion in sales in fiscal year 2022. The company operates 333 distribution facilities worldwide and has 71,000 employees. It services approximately 700,000 locations.

Locally, Sysco West Florida is based in Manatee County and services Pasco, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties.



Louis Llovio

Louis Llovio is the commercial real estate editor at the Business Observer. Before going to work at the Observer, the longtime business writer worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Maryland Daily Record and for the Baltimore Sun Media Group. He lives in Tampa.

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