Big Y will break ground for an expanded distribution center on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m. with the help of city and state officials. Expansion will help to fuel the company’s growth for the next 20 years.
The Big Y Store support center is located at 2145 Roosevelt Avenue in Springfield, Massachusetts. In attendance will be:
- Domenic Sarno, mayor of Springfield
- Charles D’Amour, president and CEO of Big Y Foods
- Patrick Carnevale, director of governor’s western Massachusetts office
- Jose Tosado, state representative, 9th Hampden District
- Rick Sullivan, president and CEO, Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts
- Tom Ashe, mayor’s chief of staff
- Marian Sullivan, mayor’s director of communications
- Michaela Catallozzi, project manager, CE Floyd Co. Inc.
- Mathieu D’Amour, VP of real estate and store development, Big Y Foods
- Colin D’Amour, senior manager of procurement, Big Y.
The company is beginning expansion of the current 189,000-s.f. distribution center to add another 232,000 s.f. for a total of 425,000 s.f. Receiving bays will expand from the current 19 to a total of 53 dock doors. Staff is expected to increase from 92 to 124 in order to meet the demands of this new facility. The expansion is expected to support an additional 20 supermarkets.
Big Y Foods Inc. is an independently owned supermarket chain operating 82 locations throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut including 70 supermarkets, Fresh Acres Market, Table & Vine Fine Wines and Liquors and 10 Big Y Express gas and convenience locations with more than 11,000 employees.