Yesterday, Flagship Food Group’s CEO, Rob Holland, and New Mexico Governor, Susana Martinez, announced that Flagship will further expand its manufacturing and distribution facilities in the Albuquerque area, creating a state-of-the-art, 76,000 square-foot frozen distribution warehouse that will serve its customers from coast to coast from a single point of distribution. The new distribution facility will also feature a research and development center, offices, and a small interactive “museum” that pays tribute to New Mexico’s rich food culture.
Flagship’s popular 505 Southwestern® brand (“505” signifies Albuquerque’s area code) is produced in New Mexico and certified as a “New Mexico True” product. Nearly $100 million of 505 Southwestern®-branded products are sold from London to Los Angeles, bringing awareness of New Mexico’s bold flavors and cuisine through 125,000 points of distribution throughout the world.
The State of New Mexico has continued to show support for Flagship and its investment in the State.
“Since day one, we’ve been fighting hard to make New Mexico more competitive with surrounding states through reforms like cutting taxes and streamlining regulations,” Governor Martinez said. “Results like these mean more jobs for New Mexicans, and give us even more momentum to build on as we keep working to grow and diversify our economy.”
“We are grateful for the support and business-friendly environment that New Mexico has given us. Without the help of Governor Susana Martinez and her pro-business reforms, this expansion would not be possible,” said Rob Holland, CEO of Flagship Food Group. “Our new distribution facility in New Mexico will help us better serve our customers and represents another important step in the growth and development of our company.”
The facility represents a collaboration between Flagship’s diverse leadership team. Carlos Angulo, the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, led the project with support from the president of the Flagship Logistics division, Pat O’Keefe, and other company executives. The warehouse will operate with a state-of-the-art inventory tracking system currently utilized in Flagship’s other warehouse facility.
“As our Southwestern food portfolio has doubled in size in only a few short years, we needed a facility that would warehouse our products and support our customers coast-to-coast with extreme efficiency and reliability. Working with our amazing team of operators and professionals, we’ve taken the project from concept to a fully-operational facility in less than one year,” said Carlos Angulo.
About Flagship Food Group
Flagship Food Group is a global, diversified food company serving the retail, club store, and food service channels across a broad array of product lines. Its brands include TJ Farms®, Lilly B’s®, 505 Southwestern®, Chris & Pitts®, and Su Ming®. It also serves as a valuable supplier to private label customers and provides industry services to food companies through its logistics and packaging divisions. Flagship is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado, and its more than 500 employees serve the company in its key facilities and offices in or near Denver, Los Angeles, Albuquerque, Boise, Indianapolis, and Minnesota.