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Ease of access to highways and the potential for increased rail shipments are two factors that prompted Arctic Beverages to relocate from 1155 Sherwin Rd. in Winnipeg to CentrePort Canada’s Brookside Business Park in the RM of Rosser.
"We cover approximately 21 per cent of Canada geographically," said CEO Sean Post.
The company began as a Pepsi franchise and now distributes products made by other large food and beverage manufacturers, such as Frito Lay, Nestlé and Parmalat, to
northern Manitoba, Saskatchewan, northwestern Ontario and Nunavut.
Post said the new 20,000-square-foot warehouse, at Unit 2-107 Mountain View Road, will serve as a consolidation centre at which products are delivered and stored before being shipped out.
Although the new warehouse is actually smaller than the company’s previous location in terms of square footage, Post said, its additional height allows for higher stacking and is more efficient.
"We’re quite pleased with the move," he said. The warehouse contains motion-activated, energy-efficient lighting, and other features to help reduce energy costs.
"We’re very interested in the rail facility that’s coming," Post said.
A common use rail facility is planned for CentrePort to provide access for Canadian Pacific and Canadian National Railways and Burlington Northern Santa Fe trains.
About 25 people are employed at the new Arctic Beverages warehouse.
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