(BINGHAMTON, N.Y.) — Mayor Richard C. David today joined Instantwhip Foods company officials to announce the opening of a distribution facility at 145 Conklin Ave. on Binghamton’s South Side.
“More and more, companies are choosing Binghamton to grow their business,” said Mayor David. “To have an industry leader like Instantwhip Foods breathe new life into former vacant factory showcases the progress made in making our City a better place to create jobs and attract industry. We thank Instantwhip Foods for its investment in Binghamton’s South Side and its commitment to support other local businesses in our region.”
Instantwhip is a national dairy manufacturing and distribution company which has served the Greater Binghamton area for 69 years. Out of its new Binghamton location, Instantwhip Foods is focused on distributing its own products as well as Upstate Farms milk, Turkey Hill ice cream and beverages, Tropicana juice and drinks, and other dairy and non-dairy products. Instantwhip Foods’ Binghamton hub will service retail, food service and institutional accounts in New York’s Southern Tier, Central New York and Northeast Pennsylvania.
Instantwhip Foods currently has 10 individuals working at its Binghamton location, with plans to add five more jobs in the next three years.
“Based on the recent growth we’ve seen and City Hall’s business friendly attitude, the decision was easy to invest in Binghamton,” said Dave King, Instantwhip Foods Eastern New York General Manager. “We’re advancing a buy local philosophy, from our commercial refrigeration equipment to hand trucks and office furniture, to support the community we serve and do our part in Binghamton’s economic comeback.”
Instantwhip Foods is one of two anchor businesses located in the former Crowley/HP Hood milk plant on Conklin Ave. The plant had been vacant since HP Hood ceased milk production in March 2012. In Nov. 2016, Mountain Fresh Dairy began commercial production of kosher dairy products in the building.
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