CGC Holdings Expands in Howard County, Plans to Add 125 Jobs
June 06, 2017
CGC Holdings, Inc., a food distribution company in Jessup, Md., recently completed construction and has moved into a new 160,000-square-foot building in Howard County. Located at 7540 Assateague Drive, the new facility contains the company’s headquarters, warehouse, and distribution operations. CGC Holdings currently has 225 full-time employees and anticipates adding an additional 125 new jobs over the next four years.
“We are excited about growing our business in Howard County,” said John Cefalu, Chief Executive Officer of CGC Holdings. “Our new building is state-of-the-art and triple the size of our former facility, and it enables us to better serve our customers with the freshest produce and seafood in the area. We have expanded our fresh cut produce and fresh fish lines and have room for more growth.”
“Our administration is excited to help companies like CGC Holdings expand and create new jobs and opportunities for our citizens,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “CGC Holdings joins a number of companies that have recently chosen to grow their business in our state, demonstrating our ongoing efforts to strengthen the economy and change Maryland for the better.”
CGC Holdings is the parent company of two related family businesses, G. Cefalu & Bro. Inc. and Capital Seaboard. Founded in 1904, G. Cefalu & Bro. is a fifth-generation wholesale produce business with more than 110 years of servicing grocery chains and other large food outlets in Maryland and the greater Mid-Atlantic region.
Capital Seaboard was founded in 1956 as a seafood distributor and now operates as a food-service provider, offering fresh seafood and produce to a wide range of local and regional customers, including restaurants, hotels, country clubs, and health care facilities. The two companies first came together 12 years ago, and in 2012, they formed CGC Holdings to formalize the joining of the two businesses.
“CGC Holdings’ continued growth and expansion here is a testament to the positive local business environment in Howard County,” said Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman. “Securing another major food processing and distribution facility along the Rt. 1 corridor is another vote of confidence from this industry. I’d like to thank the Howard County Economic Development Authority for helping to make the retention and expansion of CGC Holdings a reality.”
To assist with project costs, the Maryland Department of Commerce has approved a $150,000 conditional loan through the Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority and Fund (MEDAAF). The company is also eligible for various state and local tax credits, including Maryland’s Job Creation Tax Credit.
“We are proud that CGC Holdings sees the benefits of doing business in Maryland and is continuing to grow jobs and invest in our state,” said Maryland Commerce Secretary Mike Gill. “With access to one-third of the U.S. population within an overnight drive, Maryland provides a competitive advantage for a fresh-foods business like CGC Holdings to reach a significant customer base.”
To learn more about career opportunities with the company, please visit gcefalu.com/careers.