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Midwest Fresh Logistics delivering jobs to Dell Rapids

DELL RAPIDS, S.D. — Fresh produce delivery company Midwest Fresh Logistics is opening in Dell Rapids. The firm, which is constructing its facility in the Fiegen Development Park, will create eight to 10 jobs with the potential for more as the business grows.

Midwest Fresh Logistics will begin construction of a 20,000-square-foot building later this month. The new facility will have space for several offices, but the majority of it will be refrigerated for handling fresh produce.

“The goal of this facility will be to sort produce brought in from states like Washington, California, Arizona and Texas and reorganize it onto trucks that will deliver it to produce wholesalers and regional distribution centers,” said Ben Bricko, company president. “This produce will primarily be delivered within a day’s commute from Dell Rapids—places like Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota and Illinois. Ultimately that’s why we chose the Dell Rapids location.”

Bricko says Midwest should be operational by the spring of 2016, weather permitting. The new facility will initially hire eight to 10 people, with room to grow in the future.

The City of Dell Rapids will construct a new road off of SD Hwy 115 that will provide direct access into the new development park. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development and South Dakota Department of Transportation will provide grant assistance, pending approval.

Source: South Dakota GOED


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