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January 28, 2014

Shaheen Bros. expands with new freezer unit

AMESBURY — Shaheen Bros., Inc. recently expanded their corporate facility located at 95 Haverhill Road with the construction of a 14,800-square-foot freezer. The new freezer increases the capacity for Shaheen Bros. by 40 percent and underscores the company’s environmental commitment with the installation of a state-of-the-art energy management system. The new freezer also includes 25 percent more insulation than required by code, which will add to the energy conservation effort.

“The new freezer increases capacity and efficiency for Shaheen Bros. and its customers,” said Fred P. Shaheen, president, in a press release. “Our company is in the fortunate position of growth. Operators throughout our footprint choose Shaheen Bros. because of our reputation for excellent customer service and solid business practices. Our company offers a local alternative to national mega distributors, and the new freezer will enable us to carry more and more varied products.”

“We are planning for the future,” said Peter Shaheen, chief financial officer. “The new energy management system alone will save significant expense on energy costs, savings which can be used for other projects. We view the construction of this addition as a tangible commitment to our customers and the local economy. We expect that over time, the growth of our company will result in expansion of our workforce and will reflect the success of our customers to whom we are committed.”

Shaheen Bros., Inc. is a family-owned food distribution business. The company’s origins began in the 1920s when the current owners’ grandfather began selling fruit and produce from a street cart in Lawrence. The business was carried on by his sons, who expanded the enterprise into a broad line food service distributorship. Today, Shaheen Bros., Inc. services independent, locally owned restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, schools in northeastern Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire and southern Maine.

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