Floral Group Opens Distribution Center in Shrewsbury
The Delaware Floral Group is opening a second distribution center in New England.
Submitted by the Delaware Floral Group
On February 18, 2013, Delaware Valley Floral Group (DVFG) announced the opening of a second Distribution Center within its New England sales region. The 8,000 square foot facility is located at 577 D Hartford Turnpike in Shrewsbury.
This newest Distribution Center is strategically located to maintain and improve service level commitments to DVFG’s growing New England customer base,
while also positioning capabilities to expand further geographically throughout the New England Region.
DVFG opened its first New England Distribution Center in 2009, when it acquired assets of the former Seagroatt Wholesale Florist, located in Cromwell, CT. DVFG will continue to operate out of the Cromwell facility to support customers throughout Connecticut and portions of western Massachusetts.
Jack Chidester, DVFG’s CEO, stated: “Since first deploying our capabilities and services into the New England region in 2009, we have enjoyed the opportunity to serve a growing base of customers in this expanded geography. We are committed to this region, encouraged by our success, and thankful for the support of our New England customers.”
John S. Wilkins, DVFG’s VP of logistics, commented: “The new Distribution Center will work in concert with our current Cromwell location, leveraging our operating model and logistical infrastructure. The Shrewsbury team and facility will allow us to improve our capacity and to expand our fleet delivery territories to support prospective customers.”
Karyn Polito, Polito Development Corp president, stated: "The Polito family is pleased and honored to welcome Delaware Valley Floral Group to our Hills Farm Industrial Park in Shrewsbury. We share a common bond as family owned enterprises with a commitment to high standards, professionalism
and loyalty to customers and employees. We look forward to watching DVFG grow its roots in our area with quality service to many local floral retailers."
The team at Shrewsbury includes locally acquired manager, Philip Beckwith, with over 22 years experience in logistics. Assistant Manager, Jeff Fague, with 18 years experience in distribution, is a resident of Rhode Island. Team members also include several fleet delivery drivers.