RIO RICO, AZ – Coast Produce Co. Inc., based in Los Angeles, held a grand opening celebration of its new warehouse on Nov. 1, here. The facility comprises 70,000 square feet of warehouse space and an additional 13,000 square feet of office space, and is housed in a cavernous new Delta Fresh warehouse that is scheduled for completion later this month.
The opening of the new warehouse is part of a concerted effort by owner John Dunn to become more deeply invested in the warehousing business to mirror the firm’s growing involvement in that realm in Southern California, according to Jerry Wagner, general manager of Coast Produce’s Nogales operation.
Nate Stone (center) of Ben B. Schwartz with Atanasio Panousopoulos of Delta Fresh and Jerry Wagner of Coast Produce.
Sam Sternberg of Delta Fresh and Michael Silva of DRS.
Alex Lopez of Big Chuy and Jael Bayardo of Delta Fresh.
Eddie Salcedo of E Foods and Lupita Arellano of Del Rancho.
Danny Catano and Jordan Lisenbey of Pack Right.
Richard Aguirre of AVAM LLC and Jerry Wagner of Coast Produce.
David Cruz of Delta Fresh with Ana Ramirez and Ozzy Inzunza of Sherman Trucking.
David Lundstrom of Divine Flavor with Dan Aguirre of Sobey's.
Luis Corella of Baloian Farms with Jerry Wagner, John Dunn and Steve Janedis of Coast Produce.
Esteban Villanueva and Ernesto Maldonado of Star Produce with Sam Sternberg of Delta Fresh.
Atanasio Panousopoulos of Delta Fresh with Karina Nido, Jill Malick and Denise Rodriguez of Wells Fargo.
Andy Bastine of West Rock and Ralph Felix of Kaliroy Fresh.
Mario Rosales of Kaliroy Fresh and Dave Abdoo of West Rock.
Frank Calixtro of Calixtro Distributing and Patrick Doyle of Diamond Fruit.
Juan Pablo Molina of Grupo Molina with Jerry Havel and Marco Serrano of Fresh Farms.
Nate Stone of Ben B. Schwartz and Jim Carr of Blue Book.
Jerry Wagner and Ryan Jacobsen of Coast Produce Co. stand on a stair landing leading from their new Nogales office into their cold chain-controlled warehouse facility.