Flagship Food Group Expands Manufacturing-Distribution in Albuquerque, New Mexico
The new distribution facility will also feature a research and development center, offices, and a small interactive "museum" that pays tribute to New Mexico's rich food culture.
"We are grateful for the support and business-friendly environment that New Mexico has given us," said Flagship Food Group CEO, Rob Holland. "Our new distribution facility in New Mexico will help us better serve our customers and represents another important step in the growth and development of our company."
The facility represents a collaboration between Flagship's diverse leadership team. Carlos Angulo, the Company's COO, led the project with support from the president of the Flagship Logistics division, Pat O'Keefe, and other company executives. The warehouse will operate with a state-of-the-art inventory tracking system currently utilized in Flagship's other warehouse facility.
"As our Southwestern food portfolio has doubled in size in only a few short years, we needed a facility that would warehouse our products and support our customers across the country with extreme efficiency and reliability. Working with our amazing team of operators and professionals, we've taken the project from concept to a fully-operational facility in less than one year," said Angulo.
Flagship's popular 505 Southwestern brand, signifying Albuquerque's 505 area code, is produced in New Mexico and certified as a "New Mexico True" product. According to company officials, nearly $100 million of 505 Southwestern-branded products are sold from London to Los Angeles, spreading the awareness of New Mexico flavors and cuisine in 125,000 points of distribution throughout the world.
The State of New Mexico has continued to show support for Flagship and its investment in the State. "Since day one, we've been fighting hard to make New Mexico more competitive with surrounding states through reforms like cutting taxes and streamlining regulations," Governor Susana Martinez said. "Results like these mean more jobs for New Mexicans, and give us even more momentum to build on as we keep working to grow and diversify our economy."
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