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 e companies of the NEPC are already working toward future improvements.  e market recently added solar arrays to the roofs of the four buildings on site, relates Travers. “Also, there are many refrigerated storage trailers on site that have either been replaced or upgraded to ensure the least amount of emissions into the environment as possible,” he says. “We strive to do everything in our power to protect the land and the environ- ment that sustain this industry.”
 e market has a full recycling program for pallets, reports Piazza. “We chip those that are disposable and sell to a paper c o m p a n y, ” h e s a y s . “ We s e p a r a t e t h e compostable and the cardboard. And have a good program to minimize the waste. We are making this e ort to minimize our costs in waste.”
Sharrino relates the market is looking at other infrastructure changes, as well. “We’re going to update the storm drains and water pipes and eventually repave,” he says.
Companies o  the market are also making moves for the future. Baldor Boston is devel- oping a new facility on the other side of
Peggy Twohig, Alexandra Strock and Jen Carafa of S. Strock & Co.
Chelsea from where they are currently - about 1 mile away from the NEPC. “We are staying in Chelsea because the market is down the street and we rely on those guys for our busi- ness,” says Messinger. “Also, our employees are here.”
Messinger estimates the new facility should be move-in-ready by March. “It’s 100,000 square feet on seven acres and will have 37 loading doors and  ve temperature
zones,” he says. “It will have the latest tech- nology to manage the refrigeration systems.”  e facility, according to Messinger, will allow Baldor to expand its delivery area. “It will also allow us to better buy product since we will have more space,” he says. “We can be more e cient both in bringing product in and sending product out and, we’ll have greater capacity to bring in more new and unique items.” pb

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