Charlotte County & Cheney Brothers Ribbon Cutting & Ground Breaking Ceremony
This morning, Governor Rick Scott along with Byron Russell, CEO, Cheney Brothers, Pam Rauch, VP of Development & External Affairs, FPL, Commissioner Ken Doherty, Chair, Charlotte BOCC gathered for the ground breaking ceremony of the new Cheney Brothers food distribution center.
Founded in 1925, Cheney started as a family-run business, selling eggs and milk to the famed hotel The Breakers Palm Beach. Last year, the Company broke $1Billion in sales, making it one of the larges privately owned companies in the state of Florida. **
The new distribution center will bring over 400 jobs to Punta Gorda. People showed up from all areas in Florida, to show their support for the center which will be completed in six to eight months.
**Compiled with excerpts from the Sun Newspapers and from and NBC2 news