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Pete Pappas & Sons Relocates Headquarters-Operations Center To Jessup, Maryland

Area Development Online News Desk (09/02/2014)
Pete Pappas & Sons, a family-owned produce company dating back to the early 1900s, is moving its headquarters and operations to Howard County, Maryland.

According to Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, after outgrowing its location in Washington D.C., the company worked with DBED officials and found a building to fit its needs in Jessup. With the relocation, the company brings 70 new jobs to the county. To support the company’s move to Maryland, the State approved a $15,000 grant through the Partnership for Workforce Quality Program, which will be used to train employees in food safety and equipment handling.

“With DBED’s help, we have made a seamless transition from Washington D.C. to Jessup,” said Gus Pappas, President of Pete Pappas & Sons. “Howard County will be a great location for our business – most of our customers are in the area and this will save time and gas on deliveries. The county has been a huge help to those of us new to the area.”

“We are pleased to welcome Pete Pappas & Sons to Maryland and assist with a workforce training grant to upgrade the skills of their employees,” said Economic Development Secretary Dominick Murray. “We are continuing to see companies relocate to Maryland to take advantage of our talented workforce, our strategic location along the East Coast, and our excellent transportation infrastructure.”

“We’re delighted by the announcement that Pete Pappas & Sons is coming to Howard County. Along with several dozen jobs, this move provides a fantastic opportunity for local farms to develop new partnerships and for existing businesses in the Food Center to have a new company to work with,” said Lawrence F. Twele, CEO of the Howard County Economic Development Authority. “It’s also a great example of the role DBED can play in attracting new businesses to Maryland.”

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