Terrafina Expands in NYC
By Alexandra Simon Soller, Senior Project Manager and Chief of Staff, Real Estate Transaction Services
Nuts, dried fruit, and trail mix company Terrafina’s rapid expansion last year had caused them to outgrow their 7,000-square-foot facility in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. With close to 45 employees and growing, the company was bursting at the seams and looking for a new home in NYC. Working with NYCEDC’s Strategic Investments Group (SIG) last fall, the company found a new 40,000-square-foot facility in the Bathgate Industrial Business Zone in the Bronx. The company relocated in January and is busy getting settled in their new home. SIG advised the company on how to take advantage of incentives for relocation costs and equipment purchases.
Terrafina and its affiliate companies pack and distribute nuts and other confectionaries across the United States and abroad. They also sell their products through their retail outlet, The Nut Box, which has locations in Greenwich Village, Carroll Gardens, and within Chelsea Market. Their growth in NYC has been so successful that they are working with SIG again to find a second site to expand their operations.
In the photos below, Terrafina owner James Locke shows SIG Senior Vice President Jonathan Gouveia around the new facility, which has equipment used for weighing and packing various concoctions of dried fruits, nuts, and candies. The facility’s 25-foot-ceilings allow for warehousing and distribution of goods alongside labeling and shipping.
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Photo credits: NYCEDC