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The City of Weslaco & EDC Welcome Robinson Fresh with a Grand Opening Celebration

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Forklift driver unloading fresh limes 46,000 sq. ft. Cold Storage Facility
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The Economic Development Corporation of Weslaco invites members of the media to the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Celebration of Robinson Fresh, Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 11:00 am, at 2300 Sugar Sweet Ave. Weslaco, Texas.    

The company is a broker in several fruit and vegetable categories, working with a global network of growers and producers across 36 countries.  Robinson Fresh is one of the largest produce companies in the world with plans of handling limes, pineapple, mango, papaya, green banana and watermelon, at the Weslaco location.  

“The expansion to Weslaco is a result of positive and persistent communication,” says Steven Valdez, EDC Interim Executive Director.

Mangos from Mexico Stored at 48 Degrees

After months of searching for the right location with specific cold storage and refrigerated needs, the company selected the 46,000 sq. ft. facility operated by CiL Fresh, a division of the CiL Group, a primary warehouse and cotton distribution company.  The partnership between Robinson Fresh and CiL Fresh created 60 new jobs to Weslaco and moving an average of 65 truck loads of produce to all five regions of the United States.

To preserve the freshness of the produce, Robinson Fresh touts an efficient 45 minute load and unload time that truckers appreciate carrying loads weighing up to 48,000 pounds.  The majority of the produce crosses into the United States from Mexico, coming from countries as far as Brazil and Ecuador as well as Mexico. 

Robinson Fresh, with headquarters on Eden Prairie, Minnesota, look forward to a successful partnership with the City of Weslaco and believe that Weslaco’s centralized location in the region and its proximity to Mexico through the Progreso and Pharr International Bridges, will encourage other cold storage companies to consider Weslaco for expanding opportunities.

Special guest speakers at the grand opening include Mayor of Weslaco, David Suarez, EDC Interim Executive Director, Steven Valdez, Robinson Fresh Operations Manager for South Texas, Terry Finch, President of CiL, Joaquin Spamer. 

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