Sysco's back in business in New Orleans
Oct 1, 2005 12:00 PM
Sysco Food Services of New Orleans LLC, the Harahan LA-based distribution subsidiary of Sysco Corp, has reopened and begun distributing products to the New Orleans foodservice market. Its main focus is emergency relief shipments to aid workers, medical treatment facilities, and evacuee shelters. The facility had been closed since August 30 due to Hurricane Katrina.
While the New Orleans facility was shut, Houston TX, Dallas TX, and central Alabama subsidiaries serviced customers in the outlying New Orleans market that remained open.
Kenneth F Spitler, executive vice-president of Sysco and president of Sysco's North American foodservice operations, said, “We have been in contact with 430 of the 435 associates who are employed at our New Orleans operation, and nearly 300 of those employees are currently working at other Sysco companies.”
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