Stavis expands in Massachusetts, Florida

Stavis expands in Massachusetts, Florida

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Following its recent upgrade to its Miami, Florida facility, US importer and processor Stavis Seafoods will be opening a 40,000 square foot warehouse facility just north of Boston in Peabody, Massachusetts, the company said in a release.

Stavis in Peabody will open on March 6, 2017, and serve as the primary home for the company’s broad line of frozen seafood products.

The new facility will enable the company to put most of its frozen inventory under one roof, improving order fulfillment and warehouse efficiencies.

“Stavis Peabody represents a significant upgrade for us and is part of a larger growth strategy," said Richard Stavis, CEO of Stavis Seafoods. “It provides us with more freezer space, more pick faces, more docks and better accessibility than we have ever had. These improvements will allow us to pick and stage orders quicker than ever before. It also gives customers an additional location near Boston to pick up fresh and frozen orders.”

The Stavis fresh center, located in Boston’s Marine Industrial Park, will serve as the main facility for fresh seafood, while the company headquarters will remain on Boston’s fish pier.

This comes shortly after its expansion of the Stavis Miami facility and its plans for a new Boston headquarters. 

The Stavis Miami facility was upgraded to include processing capabilities while additional Miami sales staff was added to help serve the growing Southeast seafood market.  

Stavis also finalized plans for a new Boston-based headquarters and processing facility in the Massport Marine Terminal.

The facility will be the most technologically advanced and environmentally friendly seafood processing facility in Massachusetts and represents an investment in excess of $40 million at the Port of Boston, making it the largest, seafood-related, private investment in the port’s history, the company said.

Groundbreaking for the new building will occur in the spring of 2017. 


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