The high pressure processing (HPP) toller said it is less than 200 miles away from its first center in Connecticut and is strategically positioned with access to the New York City, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. markets.
Combined HPP capacity through Stay Fresh Foods will reach up to 150 million pounds per year.
The firm said the capacity would be instrumental in enabling more manufacturers in the northeast to adopt HPP.
Amy Lawless, managing director at the company, said the 66,000-square-foot facility will be equipped with the Avure AV-60.
“The AV-60 innovative design boasts Avure Generation 4 features such as new intensifiers, easier to maintain parts and larger diameter vessel to accommodate larger, bulky or odd shaped packages.
“The AV-60 will complement what we already make available through our AV-30 systems located in Meriden.”
Stay Fresh Foods also formalized a strategic alliance with family owned private label co-manufacturer, Ragozzino Foods, based in Meriden, Connecticut.
Nancy Ragozzino, president at Ragozzino Foods, said: “This partnership not only allows Stay Fresh to more comprehensively service their customer base, but also opens up the opportunity for some of the current and future Ragozzino Foods’ customers to leverage the benefits of HPP.”