7-Eleven Opening Green Commissary and Distribution Center in Long Island

7-Eleven Opening Green Commissary and Distribution Center in Long Island

7-Eleven unveiled its new environmentally-friendly commissary and distribution center last week in Bohemia, Long Island. The facility will prepare and deliver fresh foods to 674 7-Eleven stores on the East Coast.

The complex features food-processing areas constructed with polymer concrete toppings, as well as a gas-energy mixing system to treat water. Additionally, the commissary's kitchen meets or surpasses USDA regulations in all areas.

7-Eleven's facility will provide hundreds of much-needed jobs to an area hit hard by the economic downturn.

According to Philip Nolan, the Town of Islip's Supervisor, "7-Eleven and Norris Food Services choosing to build this high-tech, 'green' facility in our area is very important to our community because the business brings employment opportunities within a facility that embraces and showcases sustainability."