Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market


6700 Essington Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market (PWPM), located at 6700 Essington Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the largest fully-refrigerated wholesale produce market in the world.

Gerry Kirkpatrick
Principal Geoscientist Environmental Standards,Inc

1. Please provide a brief overview of the project.

The Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market (PWPM), located at 6700 Essington Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the largest fully-refrigerated wholesale produce market in the world. Situated on a 48.6-acre brownfield site that was formerly used as an auto salvage, tire disposal facility, scrap yard, and historical waste dump, this state of the art 700,000 sq. ft. facility now provides high quality, fresh produce to customers within a 500-mile radius. The PWPM opened for business on June 5, 2011 and is home to 26 fresh produce merchants. The facility is expected to be an economic boon to the City of Philadelphia and the region. It will retain more than 1,100 direct jobs, create more than 250 new ones and possibly generate $10 billion for the state and city over the next 40 years. It is literally "the world's largest refrigerator."

Company:
Environmental Standards, Inc.,
1140 Valley Forge Road, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

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