Food company Chelten House expanding in South Jersey

A premium food manufacturer and distributor is expanding in Logan Township.

Millville logistics firm NFI broke ground last week on a build-to-suit facility for Chelten House.

The company, which is currently about 2½ miles away on Heron Drive, is moving to a larger site on Progress Court, which will allow the planned 209,437-square-foot facility to expand to more than 400,000 square feet.

“NFI is excited to team up with Chelten House to provide a unique, world-class facility here in South Jersey,” Vice Chairman and President Jeff Brown said. “As an end-to-end supply chain solutions provider, we understand the unique needs of our customers like Chelten House and utilize our expertise to build a facility to meet both their current and future needs.”

The new location puts Chelten House along a corridor to major highways, with easy access to the New Jersey Turnpike, Route 295, Interstate 95 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

The development plans include a rail loading dock to ensure the seamless transfer of goods across multiple modes of transportation.

“All of us here at Chelten House are eager to expand our strong roots in South Jersey,” said owner and CEO Steve Dabrow. “We look forward to working with NFI on this project and further strengthening our partnership as we continue to grow.”

The architect for the Chelten House project is Bernardon and the general contractor is Arco Design/Build NE.

The first phase of the project is expected to be completed in September.