Sysco Central Texas, located at 1260 Schwab Road, New Braunfels, celebrated the groundbreaking of an expansion project Aug. 24.

John Miller, Sysco South Texas regional president, said the Central Texas site provides jobs and benefits for hundreds and serves thousands of customers including restaurants, health care, schools and more.

While Sysco has a New Braunfels address, the business is located within the Schertz city limits. Miller said the Central Texas facility has been in Schertz since 2012, and he anticipates continued growth of the facility in the coming years.

“The city of Schertz has been a steadfast partner, and we are committed to continuing our growth trajectory here in Schertz,” Miller said. “To do this, we have planned to invest more than $12 million in 2022, and through our investment, we will add more than 100,000 square feet of industrial space, and at that point in time, we will be the largest facility across the Sysco enterprise.”

Schertz City Council in March approved an enabling ordinance to opt into the Texas Enterprise Zone Program, which allows Schertz leadership to nominate businesses and assist in offsetting costs that would discourage expansion in Schertz. Sysco’s expansion was the first project nominated under the program.

Adrian Perez, Schertz Economic Development Corp. director, said he is thankful for the ability to nominate Sysco under the EZP and have it grow in Schertz.

“Texas does it right for economic development,” Perez said. “They give the local government tools to partner with exemplary employers like Sysco to expand and make that expansion cost-effective.”

Schertz Mayor Ralph Gutierrez said he is proud to have Sysco and Schertz and to have it be a landmark off I-35.

“Sysco does have a history of having excellent customer service, and not only that but reliability in the service they provide especially for the food industry,” Gutierrez said.

The groundbreaking event also included remarks from District 25 state Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, and Larry McMannis, director for business and community development for the Texas Economic Development and Tourism Office.

The Sysco Central Texas expansion aims to create around 50 new jobs. An estimated completion date for the project has not been announced.