Senator Sweeney, Mayor Asay, Julie Acton Attend and Contribute Remarks
NFI, a leading supply chain company headquartered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, is pleased to announce that it has officially opened its office complex on Route 45 in Mannington, New Jersey (Salem County).
NFI and its new tenant, Fresenius Medical Care, hosted a ribbon cutting and open house on Friday, February 22, 2013 for about 75 guests. Senator Stephen M. Sweeney (Senate President, District 3); Mannington Mayor Don Asay, and Julie A. Acton, Director of the Board of Chosen Freeholders of Salem County were on hand to help dedicate the building.
In their remarks, Senator Sweeney and Mayor Asay focused on Mannington’s business development and thanked NFI and Fresenius for their involvement in the community as well as their choice to do business in Mannington. Director Acton welcomed patients to Salem County and noted how important it is to have good health choices so close to local residents.
The location, #5 Route 45 in Mannington, is near the Memorial Hospital of Salem County and across the street from Mannington Mills. Formerly a facility for various State of New Jersey Departments, NFI renovated the 23,000 square feet with flexible layout and design options.
“NFI invested well over a million dollars to renovate this space because we believe in this area and we are here to stay,” said Jeff Brown, President and Vice Chair of NFI. “Some of the improvements include a modernized front and rear entrance; improved ADA accessibility in the front and back; a new roof and updated HVAC equipment.”
Brown added, “One of the biggest hurdles we took on was the parking lot. This parking lot had a bad habit of flooding at high tide. We raised the lot by 3 feet and improved the drainage. No more flooding. No more damaged cars. Not even during Hurricane Sandy.”
Current tenants in the building include: Fresenius Medical Care – an organization that provides renal services to patients across the country and now in Salem County, and Quality Care Resource and Referral Services, Inc. which serves families and childcare providers through a variety of subsidy, referral, support and educational programs.
“This is a very, very important step for Salem County,” said Dr. Wamiq Sultan, M.D. F.A.C.P and the medical director of Fresenius Medical Care in Mannington. “Diabetes patients have increased from 16 million to 32 million across the country since 1995. We predict that by 2025 there will be 55 million diabetics in our country. This new facility here in Mannington will allow us to treat those diabetics who need dialysis close to home with quality state-of-the-art care.”
NFI will continue to renovate buildings and build new facilities throughout New Jersey with the goal of spurring economic development, keeping jobs in the State and remaining a partner to businesses that need commercial space.
For more information about NFI’s real estate and development division, contact Michael Landsburg at 856-470-2725.