Edinburg: Produce Company Buys City Land for Operations Move and Expansion
Feature Graphic: Diagonal view of the real property being acquired by Campos Bros. Produce LLC in Edinburg. Source: City of Edinburg.
by Adolfo Pesquera
Edinburg (Hidalgo County) — The City Commission has authorized the sale of city land to a produce distributor that intends to relocate and expand their operations on the new site.
The commission’s April 20 action was recommended by the city’s Economic Development Corporation board on April 9. The buyer, Campos Bros. Produce LLC, is currently based at the McAllen Produce Terminal Market.
Campos Bros. sought to purchase the city land–8.41 acres within the North Industrial Park–in order to relocate to Edinburg. There is already a 20,100 square-foot warehouse and a 4,016 square-foot office building on site. These are metal siding structures facing North Liberty Drive, south of Independence Drive.
Campos proposes converting the existing warehouse building to a cold storage facility. The company also wants to add a second cold storage facility on the remaining property. The existing facilities and surface parking occupy approximately a third of the 8.41-acre site.
The company estimates the project will bring 15 jobs to town and the initial cold storage conversion would be a capital investment of about $200,000.
The contract offer includes a 60-day feasibility period, with a closing date at 15 days after the feasibility period. Improvements to the facility would then begin from 30 to 45 days after closing.
The real property was formerly a base for Nu-Co Tool Inc., a precision components manufacturer.
Adolfo Pesquera (Reporter/Editor) is a veteran news journalist. He has worked for Hearst Corp., American Lawyer Media, News Corp and Freedom Communications. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines across the USA. He is a journalism graduate of UT-RGV. He writes, edits and creates digital pages for VBX.