A Mid-Atlantic produce and dairy supplier, The Coastal Companies will move into a new 240,000 square foot facility on 33 acres in Laurel, Maryland, in the first quarter of 2016.
The new build-to-suit facility will incorporate state-of-the-art design to double the company’s existing capacity. The new headquarters is being constructed just 3 miles from the company's current operation to accommodate staff and strengthen The Coastal Companies' leading position in its core market, company officials said.
"We believe the outlook for our products and services is strong, and we believe there is significant opportunity in our current footprint," states John Corso, President/CEO of The Coastal Companies. Strategically located between Baltimore and Washington, The Coastal Companies delivers daily to six states and the District of Columbia and serves major retailers along the entire East Coast.
In the last 6 years, Coastal has tripled in size and is expecting to add employees when it moves into its new headquarters. "We have grown because we take care of our customers, we take care of our people, and we invest in our business," Corso explained. "The proximity of our new facility will enable us to retain our people, the lifeblood of our organization, and the facility's scale will give us a set of capabilities unparalleled in our market."
"No matter how large we become, our heart has been and will remain that of a small company – personable, passionate, committed to our customers' success. Our new infrastructure will further enhance our offerings, drive efficiency, and create significant value for our customers,” he added.