A Texas-based grocery wholesaler has announced plans to set up a new manufacturing facility in Nashville. Five Star Custom Foods will move into a warehouse it recently purchased, the former location of bankrupt distributor Commissary Operations Inc.
Five Star, based in Fort Worth, produces meat products and sauces. The new facility will serve as the company's base for distribution in the Southeast and East Coast markets.
The company plans to spend six months preparing the 100 Oaks facility for its new use, according to release by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce's Partnership 2010 economic development unit. When the plant goes online this fall, the site will employ 75 to 100 new jobs. The same release says the company plans to add an additional 250 positions in the future as well as $20 million in capital investment in the site over the next three years.
Five Star Custom Foods purchased the building, which is located at 2621 Eugenia, for $4.7 million. COI, which was spun out of Shoney's in 2001, filed for bankruptcy last summer .