Eugene, OR—GloryBee Foods announced today that the company will be moving its distribution, warehousing, sales staff and factory store to a new, larger facility in June 2011. The new facility is located at 29548 B Airport Road in Eugene. Operations and production will remain in the company’s current headquarters at 120 N. Seneca Road in Eugene. “With this move, we will be condensing 5 facilities into 2, which will really help streamline our processes, handling and energy usage,” says Alan Turanski, vice president of GloryBee Foods. “Even better, we’ll be going from approximately 57,000 square feet of warehouse and distribution space to 81,000. We may even be able to rent out space to other businesses.”
Moving to the new facility will allow GloryBee to purchase and distribute more local and regional foods, which is a long-term company goal. Buying directly from farmers often means that a company needs to store a whole year’s crop at once; the extra space in the new facility will allow for the additional storage. “Anytime you move, there are challenges,” Turanski adds. “Our biggest challenge will be that we won’t be shutting down operations, so we’ll be moving on the weekends. June will be a long month for the GloryBee team, but everyone is excited and we know it will be worth the hard work.”
GloryBee® Foods started in the family garage of Dick and Pat Turanski in 1975 with a dream of providing natural, healthy ingredients for the people of their town. That spirit remains strong today, and GloryBee is still a family-owned and operated business in Eugene, Oregon. For more about GloryBee Foods, visit www.glorybeefoods.com.