21 Apr 2011

Eden Prairie, MN, April 21, 2011— FoodSource, a C.H. Robinson company, has relocated their South Texas operation to a multi-temperature zone facility in Edinburg, TX.

The state-of-the-art facility, catering to tropical fruits, Texas grown produce and temperature controlled shipments offers 58,000 square feet of total capacity along with 13 dock doors, six of which are refrigerated. 

"Customer demand outgrew our previous space and a full service facility allows us to expand our efficiencies and further support our customers' needs," said Mike Castagnetto, sourcing manager.

In addition to expanding C.H. Robinson's capabilities and offerings in South Texas, the service center will help minimize the challenges associated with importing and exporting fresh produce. The facility is located within the free trade zone and can serve as a consolidation point for transfers throughout the country. Daily shipments will also depart from Edinburg, TX and head directly to C.H. Robinson's northeast service center in Bethlehem, PA.

"Growers and shippers looking to shorten transit times to the northeast and as a result, increase product freshness will benefit from our new facility," said Gary York, C.H. Robinson general manager.

The Edinburg service center will also offer various value-added services such as customs brokerage, product staging, inspection services, palletization and repacking. The repack room is organically certified by QAI and is conducive for unique packs and private label items.

"This new state-of-the-art facility adds to our capabilities to meet our customers' growing needs for packaging options, consolidation and supply chain management," said Ray Griffin, FoodSource sourcing general manager. "It is another innovative tool to assist in bringing fresh fruits and vegetables to our customers in a timely and cost effective manner."


C.H. Robinson got its start in the produce industry over 100 years ago, providing fresh fruits and vegetables to the settlers of the Dakotas and Minnesota. Today, C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest produce sourcing and third party logistics companies in the world with annual gross revenues of approximately $9.3 billion in 2010. C.H. Robinson sources the highest quality products while integrating value-added logistics, distribution, and information reporting services. C.H. Robinson works with many well known North American consumer brands including Glory Foods, Mott's®, Welch's®, and Tropicana® and offers a full line of conventional and organic produce through a large network of regional and local growers. The company serves over 36,000 customers through a network of more than 230 offices and over 7,600 employees in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Australia and the Middle East.

Through the company and its Foundation, C.H. Robinson and its employees contribute millions of dollars annually to a variety of organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Community Health Charities, the American Logistics Aid Network, Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, Sustainable Harvest International, and the United Way. The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and has been publicly traded on the Nasdaq since 1997. For more information about C.H. Robinson, visit http://www.chrobinson.com/.