In 2011, the company acquired a 27,000-square-foot building that was previously used for food
CVS chose to expand in Oswego County partially because it is located between their raw material (apples) suppliers and their major markets. They also recognized the local availability of a skilled workforce with food processing experience and a strong work ethic. Finding an available food processing facility that could be quickly retrofitted for their use, along with the pro-business environment in Oswego County, gave Champlain Valley the confidence that this was the right business decision for them.
CVS produces “Grab Apples,” locally grown pre-sliced apples that are packaged and sold to retail and institutional markets. The slices are preserved with Vitamin C and calcium and stay fresh for approximately three weeks.
Investment: $4.5 million
Jobs Created: 60-100
In 2012, the company expanded and acquired a second building totaling 70,000-square-feet for a future pre-sorting line and warehousing capacity.
Investment: $1.1 million
Jobs Created: 30
"Being in the fresh-to-market food industry, Oswego County allows us to be located at the heart of our supply and, with a highly accessible transportation network, the quickest to market."
Vice President of Operations