After outgrowing its facility in Clifton, NJ, Driscoll purchased the former site of Bayer’s North American headquarters at 6 West Belt Parkway in Wayne, NJ.
The new site allows Driscoll to increase its warehouse space and operations areas from 218,000 square feet to 507,000 square feet. This new headquarters will allow the company to increase its employee count from 450 to 800 in the next five years.
To make room for a new 341,000 square feet refrigerated warehouse addition, the west side of the existing building is being partially demolished. The balance of the building being left standing will be completely renovated, providing Driscoll with an additional 166,000 square feet of space. Both, the new addition and renovated space will be connected. Driscoll Foods’ new site will also have two new driveways for truck-only access, and 67 new loading docks for the new proposed distribution operations.
The new refrigerated warehouse will include over 200,000 square feet for coolers and freezers, as well as ambient warehouse space for dry food storage. The renovated structure will feature new office space, production spaces and a battery charging and maintenance area.