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Sysco Corp. Invests $75M in Central Islip, New York, Warehouse

Sysco Corp. is investing $75 million to build a 400,000-square-foot refrigerated warehouse in Central Islip, New York, Newsday reports. The expansion will create 185 jobs. Sysco is the largest food distributor in the country.

"For the town, this is a win, win, win," Town of Islip Supervisor Phil Nolan told Newsday. "Having a large, stable company that could eventually bring 300 union jobs within walkable neighborhoods of Central Islip, with the multiplier effect that will bring for local businesses - we're delighted this is going ahead."

Sysco will receive more than $7.3 million in tax relief. The company will receive a $4.7-million property tax abatement and exemptions worth $2.5 million.

Sysco has approximately 400,000 customers that include restaurants, health care facilities, and schools.

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