Perdue AgriBusiness to relocate to Delmar, Del., due to central location, space for expansion By Mike McClure Five years ago Perdue AgriBusiness announced its plans to relocate its corporate offices after outgrowing its 45 year-old facility on Zion Church Road. After considering Seaford and other locations, the company decided to build its new offices on a 17-acre parcel of land on Route 13 in Delmar, Del. “This is a continuation of the strong business relation that we’ve had with Delaware. We look forward to continuing it,” said Julie DeYoung of the Perdue Media Relations department. “We’re excited about the Perdue AgriBusiness corporate offices locating in our town,” Delmar Town Manager
Sara Bynum-King added. “It’s the kind of development that’s indicative of growth but it’s not the kind of development that would have the impact of a residential development (or significant impact on the town’s infrastructure). We’re excited and looking forward to all the opportunities that it will afford the town.” After making the announcement that Perdue AgriBusiness would be moving its offices, the company decided to put the project on the back burner. The company first entered into discussions with the town of Delmar in April. The Delmar location was selected because it is centrally located to the Perdue AgriBusiness Delmarva operations, allowing it to be less disruptive
for the associates who will be moving to that location. The site will also allow for future growth for its planned campus- type headquarters. The land where Perdue AgriBusiness will be located is the former site of the proposed casino, which failed to garner support from the state’s legislators. The Perdue project is still in the planning stages, with architects George, Miles and Buhr LLC selected to design the multimillion dollar facility. The facility will house 200 current and future positions at the company. Perdue also has two processing plants, an AgriRecycle plant and AgriBusiness locations (including Seaford and Bridgeville) in Delaware.
LINDA VISTA- Linda Vista Real Estate held its ribbon cutting ceremony recently. The real estate company, located on High Street in Seaford, serves Spanish speaking citizens and other underserved communities. Linda Vista is Spanish for beautiful view. “For me and my team, that’s our vision. I wake up every day and chose to have a beautiful view,” said owner Jose Quinones. “I have a vision to serve underserved people.” Shown (l to r) are: Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce Board President-elect Rob Harman; Trisha Newcomer; Councilman Dan Henderson; Francis Esparza, broker; Lit Dryden; Quinones; Lesmayra Bautista; Craig Aleman; Dolores Slatcher; and City of Seaford Mayor David Genshaw. Photo by Mike McClure 6
Business Report | January 2016
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