Gonnella Opens New Distribution Center to Address Growing National Distribution Needs
2361 Palmer Drive Schaumburg, Illinois
Gonnella Baking Company has opened a new cold storage and distribution center at 2361 Palmer Drive in Schaumburg, Illinois. The facility will serve as the Chicagoland pick-up point for Gonnella’s baked frozen line of products, which are delivered nationwide.
“Sales have been steadily increasing in our baked frozen division, making now the opportune time for Gonnella to move its storage and distribution operations,” said David Gonnella, national sales manager. “It’s the first step in consolidating various supply and handling activities to achieve greater efficiency.”
The 34,000-square-foot building sits on a 3.78-acre site just 2-1/2 miles from Gonnella’s Schaumburg bakery. The strategic location minutes from the Interstate 290/Rt. 53 and Interstate 90 interchange provides convenient access to the nation’s interstate system to streamline the flow of products.
For easy transport, the warehouse has seven exterior docks, one drive-in dock and 18 truck parking spaces with plug-ins. The temperature-controlled facility also has 1,800 square feet of refrigerated dock area and abundant storage capacity with 1,900 pallet positions.
Inside, the freezer storage area has 29-foot ceilings and the dry storage area has 30-foot ceilings. Approximately 1,000 square feet of office space and parking for 44 cars is included, as well. The cold storage and distribution center is open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“This refrigerated warehouse solution allows Gonnella to consolidate several product channels under one roof immediately—while offering room for growth,” said Gonnella.
He pointed out that customers will experience no disruption in service and delivered clients will be unaffected by the move to the new facility dedicated to the handling and distribution of baked frozen products.
As a coast-to-coast provider of fully baked frozen items and par-baked products, Gonnella is a high quality supplier for the in-store bakery and food service industries. The company produces more than four million pounds of product weekly in four modern facilities. Its Aurora and Schaumburg, Illinois plants along with its newest facility in Hazle Township, Pennsylvania have been recognized by BRC Global Standards and AIB International for quality in food safety.
Founded in 1886, the Gonnella Baking Company is still family-owned and operated. In addition to delivering fresh bread daily to retailers and restaurants from Green Bay to Indianapolis, Gonnella offers several product lines within the consumer packaged products, fresh baked, fresh baked frozen and frozen dough categories. The company also provides contract baking, private label products and custom baking solutions.