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Mastronardi Advances Customer Service with New Texas Facility

Kingsville, ON (March 22, 2016) Mastronardi Produce is pleased to announce the opening of their brand new distribution center in Laredo, Texas. Sunset_Laredo-ANUK-Banner

The new facility boasts 187,000 square feet, which includes a refrigerated warehouse and 130 loading docks. The Texas location will advance quality control and expedite border crossing, allowing Mastronardi to respond to customers’ needs faster.

“Customer service is our number one priority,” stated Kevin Safrance, COO at Mastronardi Produce. “When exploring options to enhance our logistics program and increase efficiencies, Laredo was the perfect fit.”

“This full scale distribution facility will carry the SUNSET® catalog of products, giving our southern customers quick access to the most flavorful produce,” shared CEO Paul Mastronardi.

To learn more about Laredo, contact sales@sunsetgrown.com

Mastronardi Goes Platinum: 7 Consecutive Years as Canada’s Best Managed

Kingsville, ON (March 9, 2016) Mastronardi Produce is proud to announce their 7th consecutive year of being named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.

This impressive milestone now makes Mastronardi Produce a platinum member of Canada’s Best Managed. The prestigious award, presented by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and Mackay CEO Forums, is based on sustained growth, financial performance, management practices, and the efforts of the entire organization.

“Best Managed Platinum winners are amongst the elite Canadian-owned and managed companies. They have a proven track record of outstanding leadership, business performance and sustained growth,” said Peter Brown, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “It takes a dedicated effort from an entire team to focus on a core vision, create stakeholder value and excel in the global economy to achieve this level of success.”

Mastronardi Produce has become renowned for their signature line of greenhouse grown tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and now strawberries, marketed under their SUNSET® brand. Campari®, the world’s first branded tomato, started this flavor revolution back in 1995 and since then, they’ve successfully marketed countless proprietary brands in the produce industry.

“My grandfather was a pioneer of the North American greenhouse industry,” shared fourth generation CEO Paul Mastronardi. “His goal was to make healthy, flavorful produce available for everyone, and that is what our team does today. I’d like to congratulate our team, in all locations, for achieving this milestone. It is because of your dedication to greatness that we are where we are today. Thank you.”