Nation's Third-Largest Cereal Company Expands Operations in Salt Lake City

Mon April 17, 2017 - West Edition #8
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Construction has begun on the 901,000 sq. ft. distribution facility Post cereal company.
Construction has begun on the 901,000 sq. ft. distribution facility Post cereal company.

POST Consumer Brands, the nation's third-largest cereal company, is expanding its distribution operations to Salt Lake City. POST currently has a facility in Box Elder County, Utah, and has begun construction on a 901,000 sq. ft. (83,706 sq m) facility on California Avenue and 5600 West, near the newly announced Northwest Quadrant development site.

The $50-million facility in Salt Lake City will be the largest build-to-suit project in Utah history and will create nearly 100 manufacturing and distribution jobs.

“We are excited to be partnering with Freeport West and Salt Lake City as one of the first major developments near the Northwest Quadrant of the city,” said Linda Fisher, director of corporate communications of POST Consumer Brands. She added, “This area truly represents the Crossroads of the West, opening up great distribution opportunities for our company, coupled with a first-class quality of life to our employees.”

Equally excited about this project and long-time partnership with POST Holding Company and Salt Lake City is Bradley J. Ross, Freeport West president.

“In partnership with Post, we will be building an additional one million square feet of industrial development in this great city,” Ross said. “This development is the first, of what we hope, is many future opportunities in and around the Northwest Quadrant area of Salt Lake City. We look forward to working with Mayor Biskupski and the Council on this and many other projects.”

“As we began working with POST, it was clear to us that they had a tight timeline for this project. Our team worked closely with the city's permitting department to provide POST with the customer service they needed to make this deal happen,” said Lara Fritts, director of Salt Lake City's Department of Economic Development. “POST will undoubtedly set the precedent for the types of high-quality companies that meet the city's goals and vision.”

Post Consumer Brands is the third-largest cereal company in the United States with a broad portfolio spanning all segments of the category — from iconic household name brands and value ready-to-eat cereals to natural/organic and hot cereal varieties.

Formed in 2016, under the leadership of Mayor Jackie Biskupski, Salt Lake City's new Department of Economic Development is focused on building Salt Lake City as a vibrant, beautiful, prosperous, diverse, and authentic place — a place that is economically accessible to everyone. Known as the “Crossroads of the West,” Salt Lake City is strategically located for businesses to succeed. SLCDED works to streamline processes, provide customer service and offer an array of resources and services to recruit and retain businesses in the city, ensuring they have the tools to thrive.

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